It is August and that means football, and we will begin our NFL season preview in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles probably have the worst behaved fans of all 32 NFL teams, but we will not hold that against them. In 2009 they went 11-5 and made the NFL playoffs. In 2010 and a new QB will take over, and I expect this team to take a few steps back preparing for a big run possible in 2011. For now I think they have to adjust to not having Donovan McNabb as their leader and I am sure that will hurt this team in the coming NFL season.
So Kevin Kolb steps into an offense with Jeremy Macklin and Winston Justice as his two primary receivers. LeSean McCoy, Mike Bell, and Charles Scott are all in the rotation at RB, with McCoy being the starter and most likely work horse. The team is hoping Macklin really steps up in year two, and makes a huge impact on this offense. They would like to see him be Kolb’s primary target. Brent Celek is the team’s starting TE and he should play a big factor in their offensive production as well. The only real question on the offensive line is at RG, but that will get settled in pre-season.
The Defense will run a base 4-3 scheme and be led on the field by, well that seems to be the question as the 2010 Eagles defense will feature a number of new faces. Ernie Simms comes in to play OLB, they drafted Nate Allen to play FS. However this feels like a no name defense as the team looks for some guys to make an impact.
The Eagles special teams are way above average with Kicker David Akers, returner Ellis Hobbs, punter Sav Rocca, and punt returner DeSean Jackson.