Some of you people are never satisfied. The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 for the second time in as many seasons, and if you listened to about half of the Birds' fans, you'd think this team was the Minnesota Vikings.
We get it. This version of Jalen Hurts looks dissimilar to the MVP runner-up we watched play last season. You're absolutely right. The offense needs to gain some consistent traction. They have to be better in the red zone than they were on Monday Night Football, but winning is hard to do in the NFL. Some of you have forgotten that.
Are we satisfied? No, we are not nor should we be. Still, it's better to iron out the kinks after a win than do so after a loss.
Here's something else to keep in mind. This team is well-coached, and it's loaded with talent. Philly will figure this out. Trust us on that.
Some of the Eagles' best players have gotten off to slow starts, but don't expect for that trend to continue.
Chemistry means everything in the NFL. Just look at last year's Eagles if you need any examples. They were locked in and focused. They were as cohesive as it gets. That has carried over to the current campaign.
As was the case last season, this roster remains cohesive, but some of the team's stars haven't burned as brightly as we expected. Still, once a handful of them get hot and begin cooking, there's no limit to how high these guys can fly.
1. A.J. Brown, wide receiver
Though it may not seem like it, A.J. Brown ranks first among all Eagles players in both receptions (20) and receiving yards (239). Still, if we're being honest, he's better than what we've seen so far, and if you were to ask him, he'd admit to that.
Philly's competition won't be able to limit him all season. Have no fear. There's a breakout game coming.
2. Dallas Goedert, tight end
It's almost inexcusable that Dallas Goedert has only been targeted 15 times this season. It's equally as frustrating to see those screen passes that are tossed in his direction.
Despite being one of the game's top young tight ends, Number 88 only averages 5.7 yards per reception. As we advance in the season, that will change. He and A.J. have yet to haul in touchdown receptions, but Philly's offensive success will hinge on both being more involved.
3. Rashaad Penny, running back
Rashaad Penny was one of Howie Roseman's classic low-risk, high-reward offseason signings. So far, he has notched nine yards on three carries.
Yeah... That probably won't continue.
Philly has a lot of talent at tailback, and on the depth chart, he's the fourth option. Still, we see him getting more work when temperature drops and the weather gets worse. He'll play a role in the running game at some point.
4. Brandon Graham , defensive end
We have spent a ton of time discussing that elite Eagles pass rush, but so far, most of the heat has come from the defensive line's interior and Josh Sweat. That's about it.
Brandon Graham still has a lot of juice left. He's off to a slow start (three tackles, one tackle for loss), but he'll play a role as the season wears on.
5. Haason Reddick, EDGE/linebacker
Speaking if EDGE rushers, welcome to Haason Reddick's portion of the discussion. Number 7 has yet to register a sack, and he's only posted one tackle, but if you'll remember, last season started slowly for him too.
Things worked out well in 2022. He'll turn things around. Something tells us he's still working his way back from that preseason injury.