The Philadelphia Eagles have a few wrinkles to iron out at training camp.
Training camp approaches, and for the first time in a long time, it isn’t that vibe that Philadelphia Eagles fans had gotten used to after hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2017-2018 season. We were promised a ‘new norm’, and folks, this isn’t what we wanted.
Then again, maybe ‘normal’ came along with a few things that we didn’t bargain for. Maybe normal for an Eagles fan means stress will come and rain will fall.
Let’s do some inventory. This team went from the belief that, if we won a Super Bowl with Nick Foles, the possibilities with a returning Carson Wentz are endless to the feeling of how did this team fall so far and do so as quickly as it did?
Carson Wentz never won a playoff game in an Eagles jersey, and now, he plays for Frank Reich in Indianapolis with the Colts. The only man on Planet Earth that can say he was the head coach on a Super Bowl-winning Eagles team, Doug Pederson, is gone. It’s now the Nick Sirianni era.
As mentioned, the vibe is different. Gone are the thoughts about what this team could do this season after witnessing them lay it all on the line during the prior season. This season, to many, feels like a throwaway, a precursor to the next NFL Draft and those three first-round draft picks that we expect Howie Roseman to miss on.
Don’t tell the Birds that though. They aren’t mailing anything in, but if they’re going to make any noise, they’ll need to iron out a few things. As fans and members of the media, we could probably come up with about twenty or so issues if we truly brainstormed on this one, but for the sake of time, let’s hit on a few that have crossed all of our minds at some point.
Here are five questions Nick Sirianni, his staff, and the Eagles leadership must iron out before Week 1.