Aug 2, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) attaches his chin strap as he walks onto the field to start begin training camp at NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
I think writers in the national media have finally figured out that Mark Sanchez and Sam Bradford aren’t competing for the starting job at quarterback. Bradford is going to be the starter and has taken the majority of the first team reps which makes sense. Sanchez apparently looked very sharp at OTAs but reporters have been underwhelmed by him so far at training camp. I think when comparing Sanchez to Bradford he will always look weak as Bradford has a much stronger arm. I didn’t believe there was much of a chance Sanchez would start week one and I am now certain that he won’t be starting.
It is far too early to come to any conclusions about Nelson Agholor but it does appear that he won’t make an immediate impact like Jordan Matthews did last year. Agholor’s name has rarely been mentioned so far and he has been over shadowed by Matthews, Huff and Ertz. Expectations were always too high for Agholor anyway as some people just expected him to seamlessly replace Jeremy Maclin who was exceptionally good last season. Hopefully Agholor has a better week next week considering the Eagles need him to make an immediate impact this year.
Should we be concerned if Eric Rowe can’t beat out Nolan Carroll for the second cornerback spot? On one hand, Carroll has apparently had a great offseason and has improved greatly so maybe we shouldn’t be concerned. On the other hand, Carroll still couldn’t beat out Bradley Fletcher for a starting role last year, can he really be that good? I do worry about Rowe as a cornerback because I preferred him as a safety but the Eagles see him more as a press corner. Considering Rowe isn’t playing any slot cornerback, he will have to beat out Carroll to get himself on the field and that looks unlikely at the moment.
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