NFL: Top 5 Positions the Philadelphia Eagles Need to Upgrade

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NFL: Top 5 Positions the Philadelphia Eagles Need to Upgrade

The 2010-2011 season saw the Eagles exceed the expectations of many. After trading franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb to division rival Washington, it was the beginning of the Kevin Kolb era in Philadelphia. Many saw the Eagles as a .500 team with an outside shot of getting a Wild Card spot in the playoffs. 

Isn't it funny how the season started in Philadelphia against the Green Bay Packers and also ended against that very same team in the playoffs? In the season opener, Clay Matthews chased down Kevin Kolb on a roll-out and tackled him, Kolb's head going straight into the ground.

With Kolb suffering from concussion symptoms, Michael Vick was put into the game and almost led the Eagles back to a win. 

Vick would remain the starting quarterback for the rest of the season (though he missed a few games with a rib injury). Vick's career had been revitalized.

We saw a glimpse of what Vick can do at the QB position. He no longer solely relies on his legs to do all the work as he as become more accustomed to sitting in the pocket and going through his reads.

Only when he could find nobody open would he take off and try to make a play with his legs. 

The Eagles face a good deal of question marks this offseason, however, with a good number of free agents set to hit the market. So whether its by the draft or free agency (if/when there is one), there are several positions at which the Eagles need to get better.

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