Eagles versus New England: 10 Patriots to watch during the Week 1 season opener

The Eagles have their hands full in Week 1 with what should be an inspired and well-coached Patriots team.
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JuJu Smith-Schuster, wide receiver

The last time we heard from JuJu Smith-Schuster, he was taking the low road following the worst call in the history of professional sports. Oh yeah, we are still salty.

How does a crew of signal-callers allow 'the players to play' and 'swallow the whistle' all afternoon and then make a horrendous call with the game on the line in the fourth quarter of football's biggest game?

It would be like changing the strike zone during a full count with three runners on base in the bottom of the ninth during the World Series. Can you see why we're a little peeved?

All we want for an early Christmas gift is for Sean Desai to let James Bradberry travel with JuJu all afternoon and lock his arse up in coverage. Then, we can send JuJu a card.

Hunter Henry, tight end

Though we often give former Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon a hard time, there were some things that we saw that his defenses did very well. There were also some consistent issues that occurred. The latter would include his scheme's tendency to be abused by the opposing team's tight end.

Philly's linebacker and safety positions feature some young talent, but they will be asked to cover. That may be an issue. The first test comes in the form of Pats tight end Hunter Henry.