Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; General view of fireworks during the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Offseason Outlook

Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop leads the Eagles players onto the field prior to their game against the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop leads the Eagles players onto the field prior to their game against the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

 

With the 2013 season fully in the rear-view mirror, the Philadelphia Eagles have been preparing for a 2014 season that is sure to have its shares of twists and turns.  The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) a couple of weeks ago and have their focus on Training Camp, which is set to commence July 28th. The offseason has been pretty quiet for an Eagles squad that finished at the top of the NFC East in 2013, and losing in the opening Wildcard round to the New Orleans Saints.

The only hiccup facing this 2014 version of the Philadelphia Eagles is the pending suspension of starting right tackle Lane Johnson. A question mark going into OTAs was whether or not Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin’s surgically repair knee was fully healed. Maclin had a stellar minicamp and all questions about his surgically repaired knee seemed to have quieted down.

My only concern for the Eagles going into OTAs was how Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews was going to react playing football at the next level. Matthews far exceeded my expectations. Matthews caught everything that was thrown his way from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

Foles seems to have picked right back up where he left off in the 2013 season. Foles has been sharp throughout minicamp, hitting his receivers in stride and making the tough throws the Eagles brass need him to make in order to have a successful 2014 campaign. In 2014, the Eagles’ season hinges on how well Foles plays and whether or not he can remain healthy and play at high level.

All of the pieces are in place for the Philadelphia Eagles to have a successful 2014 campaign. Training Camp will be here before we know it, and I for one cannot wait to see how the younger players are going to perform.

 

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