HOLD THE LINE!

Posted February 05, 2013

 

LOOKING at the mock Draft board on the Eagles site will make you think that the 4th overall pick will be Offensive Tackle Luke Joeckel. (There are just as many nods for Cornerback Dee Milliner, but the Raiders pick 3rd and need a CB as badly as the Eagles need a FS. So I don't see Milliner still being on the board at 4.)

The Eagles need O-Linemen, but not with 1st round level need. I think the players difficulty adjusting to Mudd's technique, and the absolute PLAGUE of injuries, worsened by an appalling lack of depth; made the O-Line look worse than it really is. I'm not saying it's a great line, but it has the potential to be good. 

We already know they can run block. That has never been called into question. Where we all raise an eyebrow is in pass protection. Even before Mudd got here, teams were teeing off on our QB's.

Some blame the QB for holding onto the ball too long. I put more blame on play after play featuring a bunch of deep routes without a dump-off guy. When Michael Vick had Alge Crumpler as a safety valve in Atlanta, there was NEVER a complaint about him holding the ball too long. In fact it was quite the opposite. Nick Foles was a rookie trying to execute the offense, and Vince Young is a doof. If they had a dump-off guy, I'm sure Vick or Foles would use him well. How many dump-offs did Donovan McNabb throw Chad Lewis and Brian Westbrook? How many shovel passes? How'd it work out for him?

Why don't we run screens much anymore?

We do need help upfront. No doubt about that. We could use a better Center or a legit Right Guard. But we don't need them in the 1st round. 

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