A Big Difference

A Big Difference Posted: February 23rd, 2021 | Author: Tommy Lawlor | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

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Andy Reid took over a team that had gone 3-13 and in his second season Big Red had the Eagles at 11-5 and in the playoffs. Doug Pederson took over a 7-9 team and in his second season the Eagles won the Super Bowl.

Can Nick Sirianni get the Eagles turned around and winning big in just two years?

There is a big difference this time around. There is a lack of young talent.

1999

Troy Vincent
Bobby Taylor
Al Harris
Brian Dawkins
Jeremiah Trotter
Hugh Douglas
Tra Thomas
Donovan McNabb
Duce Staley
John Welbourn

2016

Fletcher Cox
Brandon Graham
Jordan Hicks
Vinny Curry
Carson Wentz
Jason Kelce
Lane Johnson
Isaac Seumalo
Zach Ertz

There are multiple Pro Bowl talents in each of those groups.

There is young talent on the current roster, but I just don’t think it comes anywhere close to those groups. These players have potential, but have not proven to be consistently outstanding players.

Jalen Hurts
Miles Sanders
Jalen Reagor
Dallas Goedert
Jordan Mailata
Isaac Seumalo
Travis Fulgham
Derek Barnett
Javon Hargrave
Josh Sweat
Avonte Maddox

Time will tell who in this group develops, but there is no player that has the talent of Troy Vincent or Fletcher Cox. These guys have upside, but they haven’t shown anything like that. To be fair, I did include…

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