3. With three important guys missing, two of the favs top the depth chart.
Big things are expected of both Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas in 2019, and with Darby and Mills out, guess who’s been running with the first-team defense in their absence.
We know what to expect from both Maddox and Douglas. Douglas has always played well when given an opportunity. Maddox exceeded all expectations in his rookie campaign. Both figure to play bigger roles in Jim Schwartz’s defense in 2019. How much they’re needed depends, partially, on the health of Darby and Mills.
4. What’s going on with Cre’Von LeBlanc?
Yes, we’re two days in, and we have a little drama. Cre’Von LeBlanc was present for practice on Thursday and fully healthy, both on the field and afterwards. On Friday, he never made it out of the locker room. Rumors of a possible trade began swirling. Later on, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz spoke with the media and informed everyone that LeBlanc was indeed injured.
Don’t rule out the possibility of the Eagles making a training camp trade though. Team president and general manager Howie Roseman is always working the phones and tweaking this roster.
5. How should we grade them in terms of Carson Wentz’s success?
Carson Wentz looks good. He’s fit. He’s sharp. He’s dropping dimes and threading needles. With so many things going on, it’s hard to keep up with stats at practice. Thank goodness for NJ Advance Media beat writer Zack Rosenblatt, who also doubles as the host of The No-Huddle Show.
According to Rosenblatt, Wentz went 10-of-12 in Philly’s second practice of training camp. He was 6-of-8 on Thursday with quite a few highlights. Is this a sign of Wentz’s readiness or Philly’s secondary needing to get it together or, possibly, a combination of the two?