Not to say that these two teams are alike, but the Eagles had solid drafts in 2012 and 2013. General Manager Howie Roseman has learnt from past mistakes and is now guiding the franchise steadily. Philadelphia Eagles Head coach Chip Kelly breathed new life to a dull, predictable offense and revamped a struggling defense.
With the foundations already laid, Roseman and Kelly don’t have to pull rabbits out of their hats. They have built a talented team. What is required for the Eagles to take the next step is to eliminate the weak spots and reinforce the team’s strong points.
There are no playmakers at safety, Alex Henery is an inconsistent kicker and Nick Foles would love a better receiving corps than the one he had to throw at in 2013 – not to mention that LeSean McCoy would have more space to do his magic if defenses had to think more of their back end instead of stacking the box.
Solving these problems is easier said than done. Even with a well-rounded roster, getting to the Super Bowl is a difficult challenge and many factors are responsible for the success (or failure) of a campaign of an NFL team. The Eagles, however, are in a good starting position and if no serious setbacks occur, they should move up. Where this upward movement will take them, it remains to be seen.