Ideas for Eagles offense and defense following their additions in NFL Draft

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Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Let’s talk about the offense.

From his home, in a post-draft presser, Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman shared something that he discussed with head coach Doug Pederson following the close of the 2019-2020 season. He held a sheet of loose-leaf paper up to the camera that contained three questions that he’d like to see asked on any Eagles prospect going forward.

Can he run? Is he healthy? Does he love to play?

There’s only one more theory that needs to be added. The most important word that needs to be used in the Novacare Complex is protection.

Philly needs to protect the football. They need to protect second-year tackle, Andre Dillard. They need to protect Carson Wentz by leveling the run-pass ratio. No one wants to see Carson dropping back forty to fifty times a game. Hopefully, this time can create balance and create favorable matchups so their speed prevails.

Philly needs to get their speedy new receivers into space. They need to spread the field and utilize motion. It wouldn’t hurt if they went vertical and stretched the field. That allows their receivers to create separation and catch the ball on the move.

The offensive philosophy, play design, skill position groupings, and playcalling by Doug Petersen, is certain to undergo a systemic transformation with so many offense coaches and consultants that were brought in for their fresh perspectives. Eagles fans everywhere are hoping for positive results. Let’s talk about the defense now.