Storylines abound as we begin another offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s just something about the NFL offseason. As a matter of fact, we can now officially remove the term ‘off’ because there are truly no off days in the ultra-competitive world of professional football. The Philadelphia Eagles are already working to get better at the Novacare Complex. The other 31 NFL franchises are all doing the same thing all over the country.
This is the time that fans and teams both love. Everyone seemingly has a shot. Now, if you’re a Detroit Lions or a Cleveland Browns fan, deep down you know that isn’t true, but theoretically, it’s an accurate statement. No one’s got a win or a loss on their 2020 season total yet, and with the draft and free agency approaching, fans are all over social media talking about what their favorite team needs to do to get better.
Unfortunately, if you’re a Philly fan, this offseason seems muddled both in excitement and confusion. A team that was, at times, pathetic on offense isn’t going to hire an offensive coordinator. Philly’s got all of this wiggle room in terms of finances, but they’ve got the same guys making the decisions.
If this team hasn’t developed Josh Sweat and Shareef Miller, what reason do we have to be excited? If this team needed two years to see that Greg Ward was better than Mack Hollins, what difference does it make if they have cap space and so many draft choices? It’s easy. It matters because we’re fans, and we love this team.
Here we are. It’s football season again. Yes, everyone knows it’s February, but that doesn’t matter anymore. Forget ‘March Madness’. Forget baseball. Forget the NBA. It’s still football season. The NFL Combine is coming, and we all have work to do. Here are the five most fascinating offseason storylines for the ‘Birds’ on the defensive side of the ball.