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The No.1 priority for Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason should be to revamp the defensive backfield. If you look at the Eagles unit by unit, there is no doubt that the secondary is the group in need of the most repairs.
A few days ago, I provided some examples of other teams who remodeled their secondary in one offseason and showed tremendous improvement the following year. If you missed it, you can check that right here.
The reason I looked for examples of that is because I wondered how feasible it was to replace the starters in our entire secondary. That still might be a stretch (to replace all four guys), but there have been multiple teams who have replaced two or three out of their four starters.
With that said, there has to be a perfect storm of available free agents and/or drafting of the right players to fit the bill. Below is a look at some of the options I find most interesting should the Eagles, in fact, make the wholesale changes that are needed…
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The Philadelphia Eagles have the fourth overall pick in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft. The teams with the best record get the top picks right? Yeah, lets just go with that. All jokes aside, the Eagles were a sickening team to watch last season in all three phases of the game. Whether it was Michael Vick throwing pinpoint accurate passes to the other team, Bryce Brown running for 170...
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The news that broke one week ago today–that Mike Vick had restructured his deal to extend his stay with the Philadelphia Eagles–was met by strong reaction by the team’s fans. As usual when Vick is concerned, emotions fell on opposite sides of the spectrum.
Toss out Vick along with Andy Reid and the dishwater. If we are truly in rebuilding...
According to Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, the Eagles won’t use their franchise tag this offseason to retain cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who will hit free agency on March 12th. The tag number for cornerbacks is expected to be around $10.7 million, which would be an awfully high salary given Rodgers-Cromartie’s inconsistencies since being acquired two offseasons...
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Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly he’s been informed that the Philadelphia Eagles have no intention of using their franchise tag this offseason.
Mosher adds that CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is only player they would even consider.
Rodgers-Cromartie, 26, is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the next few weeks, but applying their franchise tag to him would run the Eagles ...
The Philadelphia Eagles were in a position to potentially
use their franchise tag on free agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
However, Geoff Mosher of Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia is reporting that the
Eagles will not use their tag this offseason.
Today is first day NFL teams can assign franchise tag to retain free agents for 1 year. Eagles won't be using, I'...
Michael Vick is still a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite the speculation and heavy criticism, the 32-year-old quarterback retains a spot on the roster and, thanks to the hiring of read-option guru Chip Kelly, could very well be the starter when September rolls around.
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At the University of Oregon, Coach Kelly’s teams excelled behind the unparalleled...