Can Nakobe Dean play or not?
Nakobe Dean's selection in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft was seen as a possible steal when it happened. After all, some saw him as a first-round talent.
Well, based on where he was drafted, every NFL team clearly didn't feel that way. You get the idea though. Hang in there with us. We're going somewhere.
The point is this. After spending most of his time on special teams and earning a defensive redshirt in year one, we asked ourselves if he could take over as the defensive signal-caller and make us forget T.J. Edwards. Well... We haven't forgotten about T.J. Edwards.
It's unfair to judge him based on an injury-riddled season. He has been placed on the injured reserve twice, but we don't know anything more about Nakobe's ability than we did last summer. Oh well... At least he wasn't drafted in Round 1.
Was losing Jonathan Gannon more costly than we thought?
Jonathan Gannon isn't the greatest head coach. Well, he did outcoach the Eagles' coaching staff, but you understand what we're saying. Most would state he isn't the greatest defensive coordinator either. Andy Reid ran laps around him in Super Bowl LVII, but that's Andy Reid, right? How good was Jonathan Gannon really?
Here's where we stand. Gannon is better than Matt Patricia AND Sean Desai. We'll tell you that for damn sure! Sure, he played a weaker schedule. Dennard Wilson and Nick Rallis helped him be successful (they're gone too), but Philly isn't forcing any turnovers, and they didn't get anywhere close to 70 sacks in his absence.