Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Questions that are being asked after another loss

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There are other issues with the Philadelphia Eagles, but here are five highlights.

1. Should the Eagles have taken Justin Jefferson?

This one needs no explanation. Jalen Reagor might wind up being good, and there’s no reason to think that he won’t be. Justin Jefferson is already good. The latter said that every team that passed on him will regret it. If you’re an Eagles fan, you might be doing so already.

2. Is it wrong to say that everyone in the secondary not named Darius Slay needs to be replaced?

What if the Eagles had another cover corner like ‘Big Play’? You remember what it was like when Philly had Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor or, more recently, what it was like when they had Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown. Why can’t that happen again?

Rodney McLeod is okay, but outside of him (maybe) and Darius Slay this team might need to overhaul the rest of their secondary and its reserves.

3. You understand that Doug Pederson isn’t the issue now right?

You can make a very successful argument that Doug Pederson needs to relinquish the playcalling duties, but the bigger issue with this team lies with the way the plays are being executed. Plays can be made. This team just isn’t talented enough to make them.

It isn’t Doug’s fault that John Hightower dropped a bomb early. Doug didn’t make Jake Elliott miss some very makeable field goals that were important over the course of several games this season. How good could this guy be if he ever got a chance to coach a healthy team instead of backups and castoffs?