Philadelphia Eagles That Need to Be Replaced
The NFL Lockout has stopped player movement completely, but that doesn't mean teams have not been thinking about the next moves they need to make. The Eagles were an explosive offense and defense last season, but the team needs more consistent play from many of their players. Here are some guys that should be swapped out.
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The back of Bradley's jersey was a frequent sighting last year, as he couldn't cover the middle of the field at all. Philadelphia has been looking for a middle linebacker for a few years now, even signing Jeremiah Trotter when he had been out of football for more than a year. Tight ends need to stop having field days against the Eagles' defense and it starts with a linebacker who can cover. To Bradley's defense, injuries slowed him all of last season.
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With the exception of Asante Samuel, Philadelphia's corners were inconsistent to say the least in 2010. While the team doesn't have to go out and sign Nnamdi Asomugha, they should look for help alongside Samuel. The safety play was not top notch, but it could benefit with corners that can actually cover their man.
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It appears that help has arrived by way of Danny Watkins, the first round draft pick. The addition will help, but it doesn't solve the line problem completely because it's an every down job to say the least blocking for a mobile quarterback like Vick. The constant shuffling of players on the inside of the line has been a serious issue. Watkins is already closer to 30 than 20 and Eagles fans should hope he plays that mature.
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Could the Eagles first round pick of 2010 already be replaced? He recorded just 3 sacks in 13 games and he sustained a serious knee injury. The height at which he's listed at, 6'1", doesn't help him against the run. He'll have to find the opposing team's quarterback much more often if he wants to stay on the field.
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It may be time to find a long term replacement at center for Jackson. That guy may not be on the roster, depending on how high the Eagles are on the current guys they have. Jackson had a serious knee injury two years ago and now he's coming off a torn triceps muscle.
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It appears that the Eagles are moving on from their long-time kicker. The decision is questionable to say the least. However, kickers with terrible games in the playoffs often don't last past judgment day, especially if the game is decided by a few points like the Packers-Eagles game.