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Takes Takes and Takes of an Eagles Fan

by EUGENE Holt
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Takes Takes and Takes of an Eagles Fan

At the time of this post, we are about two weeks away from real NFL football! I know, I know, I can’t believe it either. But here we are, and I’m here looking at a Philadelphia Eagles team with a ton of short and long term questions.

  • How’s the new secondary going to look?
  • Who’s going to play Linebacker?
  • What will the new receivers bring to the table?
  • Will Alshon come back?
  • Can Carson stay healthy?

The list goes on…

So, I will take a shot at answering some of these questions. Since we don’t have a preseason to actually lay eyes on these players, my ideas are purely based on past experiences, what little I do know about how the team operates, and tidbits that I’ve picked up from the beat reporters.
Some things you won’t see in this article:

  • Hot Takes (I despise them, but that’s a different article)
  • Narrative pushing
  • Group Think

So here we go…..make sure you save this article so you can call me a fool when the season is over.


  • In the long run, Jalen Reagor is going to be an excellent player. I believe he’s a keeper.

  • I think John Hightower is going to be a solid player as well. Maybe not immediately, but as we advance, I think he develops.
  • Miles Sanders is going to be suitable back for a long time.

  • Isaac Seumalo has quietly developed into a very dependable lineman.
  • There is a real concern about the OT position right now and going forward.
  • The three high-paid DT rotation can’t work long term.
  • Howie needs to reinvest in the DE position.
  • Avonte Maddox will look really good at times; other times, his lack of height will be a problem.
  • Move on from Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas, if you haven’t already. It’s not going to happen for them in Philly.
  • Keep the combination of Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert together for as long as possible. But have a passing of the torch as far as targets and productivity. Goedert is going to be the guy sooner rather than later.
  • Will Parks isn’t talked about enough. He can play.
  • The minute Carson Wentz throws his first interception of the season, some fool somewhere will say, “Put Hurts in!”
  • Eagles fans will have to wait a while for Davion Taylor. He’s raw.
  • Speaking of raw see Watkins, Quez.

  • Jalen Mills is a smart, physical, and mentally tough player that isn’t the fastest guy in the world. As long as fans understand that simple fact, they will never argue about his play again.
  • Carson Wentz is an upper-echelon QB that needs to stay healthy. Nothing more, nothing less.
  • Miles Sanders is going to be goo…(Oh I said that already).
  • Trading a 4th for Genard Avery was a mistake.
  • Brandon Brooks is a freak of nature.
  • Derek Barnett is the example of the phrase high floor, low ceiling. That’s not a bad thing either.
  • The Eagles will get whatever they can out of Alshon Jeffrey, then say goodbye in the offseason.
  • It’s going to be a big offseason, Howie is Harry Potter with the cap, but big moves will have to be made.
  • JJ Arcega-Whiteside will look better this year.
  • If the Eagles stay relatively healthy for the season, my guess is they win 9 or 10 games.

That’s it! That’s all I got for now. If I come up with more, I’ll let you know.

Eugene Holt is a Writer for Couch Rider Report. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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