We aren’t still talking about the Philadelphia Eagles receivers, are we?
Though it sickens Philadephia Eagles fans to know this, it’s a one-hundred percent accurate statement. We’re always talking about the same things with this team. If we aren’t complaining about the wide receivers, we’re bashing the linebackers and the cornerbacks. It’s almost become an offseason tradition in the Eagles fan base and among the members of the media.
What’s worse is this. If you throw out a portion of Andy Reid’s era, where he had Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor for a while and then coached up Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown to take their places and he assembled what Merrill Reese called the best wide receiver trio that he had ever seen in his 40 plus years of calling Eagles games (DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant), it seems as though “Birds” fans have been complaining about this for the last three coaching regimes.
We may be looking at the final run in Philly for Jackson and Alshon Jeffery. We may also be looking at a “one-and-done” season for Marquise Goodwin. Might that be why Sports Illustrated’s Connor Orr sees the Eagles’ wide receiver position as its biggest weakness? The bigger question is whether or not he’s right. What follows is an argument that both supports and refutes that claim.