It may be time to abandon a few Eagles narratives that we keep hearing.
Here we sit, thinking of the saddest week of the NFL season, one where there is no Philadelphia Eagles game to watch. We know... We know... Every team gets a bye. This is a good thing. This came at a good time because of all of those injuries and whatnot. Sue us. We love this team, and we can't wait to see them back in action.
The last time we saw the Birds, they survived a mentally and physically exhausting game versus the hated Dallas Cowboys. They sit at a league-best 8-1 on the season, but before they tackle the rest of their campaign, we'd like to address and refute some narratives we have been hearing.
James Bradberry is finally showing signs of aging.
Okay, maybe there's some credence to this one. Following a Second-Team All-Pro designation in his first season as a member of the Eagles roster, James Bradberry has taken a step back. For now, however, we're going to stick our necks out for him and state there's no need to worry... At least we hope not.
Pro Football Focus gives James coverage and overall grades of 53.9 and 58.0 resepectively. We don't even want to tell you where that ranks him among all NFL cornerbacks.
He'd never never make excuses, so we won't make any for him (and, we haven't). He'll need to improve. That's obvious, but we see no reason to give up on him.