Yesterday we asked if Will Witherspoon was the right answer for the Eagles. Today we found out that he is going to have to be. Linebacker Omar Gaither will be getting season ending surgery on a Lisfranc sprain in his foot.
If the pressure wasn’t on Witherspoon already, it sure is now. He will be asked to step in and fill the middle linebacker position, one that the Eagles haven’t had a consistent player at all season. It has been a struggle all year and we are all hoping that Witherspoon will be able to step up. If he can’t, than I don’t know what they will do. He has big shoes to fill and a lot of the Eagles success on defense the rest of the year will be based on his play.
I know that he’s talented and can contribute so I think that this will workout. If not, we’re all in for a long season.