2 Thoughts on Philadelphia Eagles inability to develop young talent

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Message to the Philadelphia Eagles: Start coaching up the guys that you already have.

Let’s clear something up here. It can be interpreted that a shot was just taken at Vinny Curry. It wasn’t. Curry’s reacquisition could lead to some good things happening in 2020, but if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan, it’s also a reason to worry.

No other team felt the need to add him to the roster for five months, but Philly did, even though they’ve drafted several defensive ends since 2016 (Alex McCalister, Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, Shareef Miller, and Casey Toohill).

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No disrespect, but if Curry’s your upgrade at defensive end, there are issues. Why haven’t McCalister, and Barnett, and Sweat, and Miller worked out? When do we blame the coaches and stop acting like this dropoff in talent is always the players’ faults? When is this team going to find a balance between drafting and developing young talent and adding some veteran leadership via free agency? Right now, everything’s one-sided, and this team seems to have forgotten about that plan to ‘infuse some youth’.

Has anyone stopped to think that maybe the issue isn’t always JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Shelton Gibson, and Mack Hollins? Maybe the issue is Gunter Brewer and Carson Walch. Maybe the issue isn’t Shareef Miller, Josh Sweat, and Alex McCalister. Maybe the issue is Phillip Daniels. It’s easy to say that the Eagles missed on D.K. Metcalf, but at this rate, you can also make the argument that he wouldn’t have blossomed here either. Yes, Gunter Brewer and Carson Walch were that bad.

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Cross your fingers Eagles fans, we may be on a collision course with another injury-riddled season. Don’t be surprised if it happens. History is often life’s best teacher, but unfortunately, the ‘Birds’ aren’t learning from their mistakes.