Discussion in 'Team Management' started by Zikry, Jan 19, 2014.
The Eagles entered their first offseason in Hard Knocks with a change in ownership, with the new owner coming in for the last 3 games of the regular season. Heading into the offseason a couple of moves seemed obvious; a new left tackle was needed in order to protect the QB, while a focus on the defensive side of the ball was something that the new ownership was keying in on with any offseason moves. In Free Agency, the team was able to come to terms with LT Michael Roos on a 2 year deal, with the 32 year old veteran bringing stability and some much needed pass protection for Nick Foles at QB. Jerome Simpson and Robert Meachem were brought in to add more depth at receiver, While Roy Miller (DT), Daryl Smith/D.J. Williams (MLBs), Parys Haralson (ROLB) and Tracy Porter (CB) were all signed to free agent deals to try and help on the defensive side of the ball.
The Eagles decided to roll the dice and were (I think) the only team to not draft a 1st round player in the first two drafts in the league. Instead, the Eagles were able to pick up a number of pieces to add to the team. The biggest deal that the Eagles were able to agree upon was sending their 1st and 3rd round picks to acquire DT Dontari Poe. At 25, Poe figures to be the anchor of the defensive line for a long time in Philadelphia, and when he was officially available ownership acted quickly in trying to strike a deal to bring him to the Eagles. Others that were brought in via trade include Shea McClellin, a pass rushing DE who will be playing at OLB in the Eagles' 3-4; Leodis McKelvin and Brandon Harris who figure to be the top 2 CBs on the depth chart as well as WR Eric Decker who brings in much needed size to the WR group.
The Eagles suffered a big blow to start the season as Lesean McCoy has been ruled out for 8 weeks after getting injured in the first game of the season against the Steelers. The Eagles will be scouring the free agent market to try and bring in another body at HB as Bryce Brown has taken over as the starter. Lesean is expected to return week 10 against the Cowboys in Dallas.
Trent Cole carted off as Eagles lose to Bengals; Drop to 0-3
Things go from bad to worse for the Eagles as Trent Cole was injured in the team's latest loss, a 45-40 game to the Bengals in week 3. Reports have Cole being out for 6 weeks, meaning he, along with Shady McCoy, will be on the sidelines and out of action until the team heads to Dallas in week 10.
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