One day, the Philadelphia Eagles are going to figure this out.
Call it bad drafting, bad scouting, or whatever you want, but regardless of why it’s happened, here’s something you can all agree on. The Eagles have turned their need for a consistent overhaul at the cornerback position into a yearly conversation piece.
They just can’t seem to figure it out, and to be totally honest, fans and the media can’t really get on the same page about what’s going on either. They just know that every season we’ll all be talking about Philly needing to draft a cornerback and, possibly, add one in free agency.
The Sidney Jones experiment didn’t work. Maybe they should have let Rasul Douglas be a safety. Perhaps you can argue that, had he been coached correctly and had he stayed healthy, Ronald Darby could have been decent.
The Eagles have seemingly been swinging and missing with corners since Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown left, and here we are, right back in the same spot again. Darius Slay is someone they can build around, but after him, there are concerns. This team needs to figure something out and quickly. If they can’t, buckle up because it’s going to be hard to watch this team get torched all season.