5 Things Eagles fans should be thankful for this year
The new veteran leadership on the team.
Let’s shine some more light on the free agent veterans that signed with the Eagles during the offseason. If there was one key thing the Eagles lacked last season, it was veteran leadership on the field. Howie Roseman made sure he grabbed some elite talent but made sure that large egos were left in their previous cities.
That is not to say that guys were cocky on their previous teams, but they sure haven’t gotten a big head with a 9-1 record this year. The veteran additions have been major on and off the field. Alshon Jeffery has been a very solid addition to Wentz’s arsenal and has displayed great teamwork. We should also recognize defensive end Chris Long for the positive off-field vibe that he brought to the team. The man is practically playing for free this season since he will donate all game checks to charity.
LeGarrette Blount has also been a great sport since he’s landed in Philadelphia. The guy who was once infamous for his attitude has been a complete pro on the Eagles roster. Even after the Eagles traded for his potential replacement, Blount has displayed nothing but sportsmanship. It is clear that the veteran back is here to do two things, have fun and win football games.