2 Thoughts on Philadelphia Eagles inability to develop young talent

Howie Roseman (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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They’re out of excuses. The Philadelphia Eagles must develop younger talent.

At this point, everyone needs to stop blaming the players for everything and hold this Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff and the team’s brass accountable. Is everybody listening? Good. Let’s get down to business.

It seems like it was two years ago, but it was actually only February. Team vice president and general manager Howie Roseman stood before several members of the Philly media, and he spent just under 15 minutes discussing the future of this proud franchise. Among the most pressing topics were ‘injecting youth’ into the roster. Perhaps the Philadelphia Eagles G.M. forgot the plan.

Since that conversation at the end of February, the Eagles have traded for Darius Slay, who, to his credit, is one of the game’s best at his position, but he’s also approaching 30 years of age. They’ve also added or acquired guys like Marquise Goodwin and Nickell Robey-Coleman. The former turns 30 on November 19th and has had his share of injuries over the course of his first seven years of professional football. The latter is good but 28 years of age. Buckle up ‘Birds’ fans, we have much to discuss.