Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired a solid draft for the upcoming season. Expectations for a playoff victory are quite high so there is a lot of pressure on Chip Kelly. The past seasons saw the Eagles come off 10 wins but falling short of qualifying for the post-season and even not knocking it off at the wild-card round. They are a winning team but it may take more to grab a championship. A solid offensive and defensive roster can just be the answer. If you are rooting for this team, you can still keep your hopes alive. The team is relying on quarterback Sam Bradford to amp up his game, with an Offensive Rookie of the Year award under his belt. The No.1 pick for quarterback is recuperating from ACL tears that he has suffered twice. Another powerful back-up quarterback is Mark Sanchez. No. 2, he has an 88.4 pass rating, obtaining a total of 14 touchdown passes in the half season he played last year. While that may not be as outstanding as other records, Sanchez is a great offensive player who averages 27 points per game. Tim Tebow is expected to be No.3 pick, but Matt Barkley and G.J. Kinne also have the chance to earn the coveted spot. A quarterback that can play wide receiver, Kinne is a great and powerful addition to the team. The wide receiver spot is certainly not a strong position with the Eagles but Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor and Josh Huff are expected to shine and be the crème of the crop in the league. Matthews is the No. 1 receiver, gaining 876 yards and 8 touchdowns on his first year. Agholor is a force on the outside and Huff, who started as backup wide receiver last season, is coming off a good rookie season. The next season may see University of Oregon’s Huff as the starting wide receiver. But if the preseason match is to be any indication, then the Eagles are on their way to a great year. Tim Tebow, as expected, led his team to victory by completing 6 out of 12 passes. The performance of the night was highlighted by a 7-yard touchdown run in the end quarter. Against the Colts, Nelson Agholor and Philip Dorsett collectively garnered 108 yards and 7 catches. A highlight for the wide receivers is when Aghoor caught a pass from Mark Sanchez and scored a touchdown. Despite the criticisms against Kelly, he is a no-nonsense coach who has the game down to a science. You can expect him to turn his team from steady winners to constant champions. This season is just the beginning. Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles’ owner, believes in him and his players do, too. Kelly is a master coach, having won 20 games and a division title during his first stints in the NFL. He values his player’s health and has implements unconventional views on nutrition. With plays containing swift-paced offense, analytical metrics and intelligent defense, Kelly can take his team to become more competitive in the sport. They are a stronger force to reckon with this coming season.