Here are a few more questions the Philadelphia Eagles must find answers to.
3. Is it time to move on from some familiar faces?
We mentioned Boston Scott earlier. Gosh, Philadelphia Eagles fans love him. They really do, but at some point, he has to be that same guy that he is when the Birds face the New York Giants when this team plays the other 15 games on the schedule.
Before we get to that, however, let’s ask ourselves something. Is Boston Scott truly a long-term answer? Is Greg Ward? We know JJ Arcega-Whiteside isn’t.
As far as Ward and Scott go, here are the hard facts. We love them as Philadelphia Eagles fans. Their stories will be fun to tell the grandkids one day, but let’s not allow the fact that they aren’t terrible to convince us that these are the best guys that this team can find.
It might be time to say goodbye to a couple of familiar faces.
4. Does this team need to sign a true CB2 or not?
We’ve been talking about this since Philly added and extended Darius Slay last season. This team doesn’t have a legitimate CB2 to play on the other side of the formation. Steven Nelson is available. So is Richard Sherman, and Darius Slay has already made an attempt to recruit one of them.
5. Is this team in a position where they can rely on the old guys less?
Part of the issue in Philly has been, for the most part, they’ve gotten nothing out of most of the young stars they needed to be good (JJAW, Derek Barnett), so they’ve had to mask deficiencies by signing free agents and holding on to guys for longer than they should have.
Don’t get it twisted, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Brandon Brooks, Fletcher Cox, and Brandon Graham can still ball, but dang this team is getting old and so many important areas. The young guys have to get coached up and quickly.
Also, if you notice, Zach Ertz is still on this team. Something needs to happen there, and it needs to happen sooner rather than later.