What Philadelphia Eagles fans should have learned from Jalen Hurts debut

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The Philadelphia Eagles have troubles on both sides of the ball.

1. This offense has other issues outside of Carson Wentz.

The Philadelphia Eagles offense still has multiple issues. The receiving corps, outside of Jalen Reagor, lacks explosiveness or big-play potential, and if the Dallas Goedert or Zach Ertz are taken out of the game plan, the offense suffers greatly.

This roster has two spectrums, aging veterans and undeveloped rookies. Those are the rules, and there aren’t many exceptions. Fans see teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, who have several big-time playmakers on their offense, and they begin to get frustrated because they know the Eagles don’t have that.

2. The Eagles secondary is still a mess. 

The offseason addition of Darius Slay has decreased the number of big plays that the Eagles are normally susceptible to, but that move has also shined a light on the fact that the rest of the secondary isn’t that good.

Avonte Maddox isn’t an outside corner, no matter how much his coaches would like him to be. Nickell Robey-Coleman isn’t a good option at the slot corner, and the experiment to put Jalen Mills at safety is a bust.

Also, not that fans didn’t know this already, but the Birds’ personnel choices on defense are often questionable, and that’s putting things politely. They actually thought that placing a five-foot-nine cornerback with an arm span of a t-rex on the outside of the defensive formation was a solid idea. Incredible.