NFL Preseason: Philadelphia Eagles Have Big Questions To Answer in 2011
The Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the most talked-about teams during training camp after making a few highly notable additions to the roster recently. Add to that the fact that they had a pretty explosive season last year, so expectations are pretty high for this season.
Here are a few things in particular to look out for.
Will They Be Contenders?
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Last year the Eagles finished fourth in the NFC, and that was a result of a season where Michael Vick accidentally became the starting quarter back, and a number of nagging injuries afflicted the roster.
With their current strategy and hopefully a relatively healthy outing, we should probably see them at their full potential.
Can that full potential equate to Super Bowl material? That's what we have to wait and see.
Will Their Defense Be Improved?
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Philadelphia's defense was definitely not on the level of its staggering offense. It wasn't terrible, but it might have been one of the few problems the Eagles had last year.
They signed perhaps the top free agent of this summer in cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Dominique Rodger-Cromartie, a cornerback as well, was also acquired in a trade sending out Kevin Kolb.
They have certainly added the talent necessary to buff up their defense. The question is, can they put it together on the field?
Can Vick Do It Again?
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Michael Vick enjoyed an extraordinary renaissance last season. He transformed into an all-purpose quarterback right before our eyes.
It's something no one saw coming, and now that we've seen it once, can he do it again? All eyes will be on him as we watch to see it he can create the same magic he produced in 2010, or even top it.
Whether he can get to that level once again or not, opponents will certainly be expecting the supreme version of Vick.