Is it just me or has anyone else been asking themselves this question multiple times this offseason? We all know that the Eagles have some pretty big holes that need filling but it doesn’t seem like they’re making very big strides to take care of them. On top of that, it seems like they create even more problems for themselves by completing trades like they one that just took place with Cleveland and Washington.
I don’t feel confident in any defensive group on the team right now. The Eagles could use a play-making defensive end, some solid linebackers, and various help in the secondary. These holes existed when the season ended and it seems like some of these holes have gotten even bigger as the offseason has continued.
There are many who believe the Eagles will draft a defensive end with their first pick, but at this point I’m not sure if that’s their best move. They don’t have a standout to line up across from Cole but I think they have bigger problems at other positions. To make the situation worse, I think they dug themselves a bigger hole by trading Sheldon Brown and Chris Gocong. Brown was the only physical corner they had and that also kills the possibility of moving him to free safety if the “Marlin Jackson Experiment” backfires. Gocong may not have panned out to be exactly what the Eagles were looking for but I think he’s a good depth guy.
The Eagles seem to have lost more than they have gained this offseason and it looks like they are going to rely heavily on the draft. With that being said, you could easily use the term “rebuilding” when referring to this team. I feel like they can have a lot of success offensively, but there are just so many questions surrounding the defense right now.
How would you grade the Eagles offseason so far?