This Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line is a mess, but all hope isn’t lost.
After being day-to-day for a month with a lower body injury, Lane Johnson didn’t dress for Week 1’s game. That helped lead to an undesirable result, Philly’s offensive line being tossed around like an Olive Garden House Salad.
With Brandon Brooks presumably out for the season and with the knowledge that we won’t see Andre Dillard on the field until 2021, consistency along the offensive front, particularly at the tackle positions, is going to be critical for Philly’s success. If Johnson can’t play this upcoming Sunday or if another starting offensive lineman is lost for a considerable period of time, chalk down at least five sacks every week. It won’t matter who the opponent might be.
The Philadelphia Eagles continue to struggle with injuries, injuries, and more injuries.
The Eagles have now set an otherworldly precedent, and at this point, it’s hard not to expect for this team to deal with injuries, especially when that’s all that we’ve seen happen as of late. It’s unfathomable how many players limp off of the field week after week, but we’ve seen this in 2017, in 2018, in 2019, and now in 2020. As much as none of us want to admit it, there is no reason to be optimistic for a healthy 2020 season.
Let’s cure a few of those other Philadelphia Eagles concerns before they begin.
- J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was a ghost against Washington, and that will continue all season.
- Miles Sanders could prove to be the Eagles’ offensive MVP; he was sorely missed yesterday.
- John Hightower saw a lot of snaps, but despite a rough start, he’ll be a nice weapon.
- DeSean Jackson won’t make it through 16 games.
- Dallas Goedert makes his case for a payday, and he’ll eventually get one.
- The secondary didn’t make any big plays but didn’t have many bad plays, a moral victory.
- The defensive line had little impact late, maybe because the defensive end depth isn’t good.
- Doug Pederson thought the game was won at 17-0. He’ll learn from his complacency.