From Wild Card To Winners: How The Philadelphia Eagles Can Win It All

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January 24, 2014; Kapolei, HI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a pass during the 2014 Pro Bowl practice at Kapolei High School. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

January 24, 2014; Kapolei, HI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a pass during the 2014 Pro Bowl practice at Kapolei High School. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A Stable Quarterback Situation

Nick Foles has looked good this year. He has allowed a ridiculously small number of turnovers and compiled superb passer statistics in his starts. There is no QB controversy in Philadelphia this year. Imagine what he could do with the starter’s share of reps through training camps and OTAs?

 

Now. What do the Eagles need to improve to become great and have a chance to win it all?

Improve The Secondary

While Philadelphia Eagles cornerbacks Brandon Boykin has emerged as a star and Bradley Fletcher has proved himself as a decent starter, there is no doubt that the Eagles need more firepower in this area. A third cornerback option is a must, allowing Boykin to remain on the slot receiver, where he has proved so effective. Philadelphia Eagles safeties Patrick Chung and Nate Allen simply aren’t a viable starting tandem in the NFL. Look for the Eagles to address these areas early in the NFL Draft.

Add Legitimate Pass Rushers

While Philaelphia Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole has made a great effort to convert to a 3-4 linebacker, bringing some success at the end of the season, the Eagles need a go-to guy as a pass rusher in this system. Getting pressure on the opposing quarterback is key. It can disrupt momentum and lead to incompletions, or even turnovers. The Eagles need a couple of guys who can bring the heat in any situation, particularly on third and long scenarios, where the 2013 Eagles were especially vulnerable.

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