There aren't many roster concerns with this Eagles team, and that's great news as Philadelphia approaches training camp.
So, how are we feeling? The nervousness we felt in February ahead of another free-agency frenzy has faded. Back then, all we could think about as we watched the wrong team win Super Bowl LVII was this was probably going to be the last time we saw our beloved Philadelphia Eagles on the field as they were constructed throughout the 2022-2023 NFL run. Almost four months later, the vibe has changed, and the adrenaline rush that came after the NFL Draft hasn't really calmed yet.
Following what has already been a tremendous offseason, we're asking ourselves if the coming Eagles iteration might actually be better than the most recent. That's a great feeling because a lot has changed.
This past March, the Birds lost both of their starting safeties, their top two linebackers, and their best young interior defensive lineman. Here's the good news. Most of the core is intact. Consider this your motivational speech.
Some may disagree, but we believe the linebacker corps will be better than many believe. Nakobe Dean is going to be fine. Haason Reddick and Nolan Smith are going to be a force, and the only thing the young guys need is playing time.
Yes, Darius Slay and James Bradberry are getting old, but the Birds have some young guys that can be good if they are coached properly and get a few snaps so they can take their lumps. Hopefully, it won't come to that.
While we believe that most of this will get fixed, there are a few roster concerns that have our attention. Rest easy when you sleep tonight though, we believe this leadership structure will figure things out.