A few of the Eagles we're fans of are off to slow starts, but we expect they'll pick up steam at some point.
Patience isn't often in the makeup of an NFL fanbase. That's especially true of the one belonging to the Birds, but a little grace might pay off with the guys named here. Something tells us they're going to contribute mightily.
2. Josh Jobe, cornerback
Josh Jobe has all of the tools. You don't need any NFL coaching experience to understand that, nor you need any inside information to see he's still a work in progress.
Jobe isn't polished, but he isn't terrible either. These early important reps will pay off moving forward, but as of right now, it feels like he's unprepared for a starting role.
3. Brandon Graham, defensive end
Brandon Graham has woven himself into our hearts and will be there forever. He has always stated that he wants to play 15 NFL seasons. This is his 14th, and for the first time, maybe ever, he's beginning to look like he might be on the decline.
We aren't worried. We will forever trust him in big moments. Keep him fresh. He'll be huge down the stretch.
4. Nolan Smith, EDGE/linebacker
Maybe the early injuries are factoring in. Maybe he's been struggling with those more than we have been told. Still, Nolan Smith was a first-round selection for a reason.
The first four games of Smith's career have resulted in one tackle and one quarterback hit, but he has only played 28 defensive snaps and another 55 on special teams. Trust us on this though. Once he gets rolling, it's going to be beautiful.
5. Brian Johnson, offensive coordinator
Brian Johnson's tenure as Eagles offensive coordinator got off to a rocky start. If we're being honest, there are too many instances, even now, where Philly's attack seems bland and uninteresting.
This is a learning experience and a transitional period for everyone. We haven't given up on our guy yet. The players haven't done so either.
Here's what you have to remember. Every NFL season has its peaks and valleys. Trust us on this one. There will be more of the former than the latter.