Four loud statements Philadelphia Eagles must make once their bye week concludes

Despite being the owner of the NFL's best record ahead of their bye week, questions surround the Eagles. Here are four statements they need to make immediately once they resume play.
DeVonta Smith (L), Kenneth Gainwell (R), Philadelphia Eagles
DeVonta Smith (L), Kenneth Gainwell (R), Philadelphia Eagles / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Julio Jones still has some good football left in that aging body of his.

Dallas Goedert's injury is a forearm fracture. The belief is he'll sit on the Eagles' injured reserve and hopefully be back after a four-week layoff. We enter Philly's bye week. Let's hope that means he misses no more than three games. No one truly knows what to expect though.

Here's what we do know. None of the Eagles' other tight ends give this team what Goedert does, someone who can be a viable receiving threat AND a good blocker.

Let's focus on the receiving threats. We all like Olamide Zaccheaus. Julio Jones is also on this roster. Can they step up? Can Julio still do work as a third or fourth receiving option?

All we know is this. If he isn't good enough to beat an opposing defense's third-best cornerback anymore, it may be time to hang the cleats up and do so for good.

The rushing attack is STILL as dominant as ever.

Can we go so far as to say this team's rushing attack isn't as scary anymore if Jalen Hurts isn't the threat to run that he once was? D'Andre Swift is good, but he isn't a sledgehammer. Kenneth Gainwell isn't as bad as some state he is, but he isn't the perfect back either.

Both have put the ball on the ground. Boston Scott never fumbles, but the coaching staff doesn't want to give him any work unless the opponent is the New York Giants.

Scott missed Week 9's game because of a personal matter. We hope all is well on that front.

That brings us to Rashaad Penny. Two rushes this season. Eight yards rushing... Who knows what's going on there?

We have seen the Eagles' rushing attack destroy opposing defenses. Where has it been though? Hopefully, the kinks are worked out and we see more consistency in the second half of the season.

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