Eagles Wake-Up Call: OL Depth Chart Analysis

Jason Peters and Jeff Stoutland. (Jeff Fusco)

Jason Peters and Jeff Stoutland. (Jeff Fusco)

We kicked off this series by looking at the wide receiverslinebackers and defensive linemen. Now, let’s move on to the offensive line.

Current group

Projected starters (left to right): Jason Peters, Allen Barbre, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson.

Reserves: C Bruce Johnson, C/G Josh Andrews, C/G Barrett Jones, C/G Stefen Wisniewski, G Malcolm Bunche, G Dillion Gordon, G Darrell Greene, G Isaac Seumalo, G/T Andrew Gardner, G/T Dennis Kelly, G/T Matt Tobin, T Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

Analysis

The Eagles weren’t shy about spending money this offseason on the offensive line in an attempt to counteract Chip Kelly’s years of neglect. Howie Roseman handed Lane Johnson a 5-year, $56.26 million extension, and he signed Brandon Brooks to a 5-year, $40 million deal in free agency. Meanwhile, Jason Peters is in the second season of his 4-year, $41.3 million extension, and Jason Kelce is in the second season of his 6-year, $37.5 million extension. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Bradford Under Pressure

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

The fine folks over at Football Outsiders have been digging into their advanced analytics recently to dissect play-action offenses and defenses around the league, as well as how quarterbacks fared under pressure last season.

Here are a couple of numbers relevant to the Eagles.

-108.8% — That was Sam Bradford’s DVOA difference when facing pressure compared to when he wasn’t facing pressure, which ranked 17th (out of 39 quarterbacks) in the NFL. Put simply: Bradford’s drop-off in performance when under pressure was around the league average. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: WR Depth Chart Analysis

Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Rueben Randle, and Nelson Agholor. (Jeff Fusco)

Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Rueben Randle, and Nelson Agholor. (Jeff Fusco)

Tim kicked off this series by looking at the linebackers and defensive linemen. Let’s take a quick detour to the opposite side of the ball and focus on the wide receivers.

Current group

Projected starters: Jordan Matthews (slot), Nelson Agholor, Rueben Randle

Reserves: Chris GivensT.J. Graham, Josh Huff, Marcus Johnson, Cayleb Jones, Jonathan Krause, Xavier Rush, Hunter Sharp, and Paul Turner.

Analysis

Obviously, the Agholor sexual assault allegation could drastically change the Eagles’ outlook at this position, but it remains to be seen what will happen — if anything — and when. The most recent bit of news on this front was a few weeks ago when Philly Mag’s David Gambacorta reported the investigation had been handed over to District Attorney Seth Williams. Read more »

Wake-Up Call: On the Eagles’ Trip Out West

Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz, and Chase Daniel. (Jeff Fusco)

Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz, and Chase Daniel. (Jeff Fusco)

Monday in San Diego started with a “firecracker, Fourth of July freedom workout” which included hill sprints and an intense weight-room session prior to the guys taking a break for a team-bonding barbecue.

“It was a knock-down, drag-out, tough, tough workout,” said renowned trainer Todd Durkin, who is hosting the Eagles’ week-long get together at Fitness Quest 10. “They earned their protein shakes and burgers that day.”

A few Durkin devotees like Zach Ertz, Darren Sproles and Chase Daniel have been at the facility for a good bulk of the offseason. The rest of the group — which includes Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz, Nelson Agholor, Jordan Matthews, Chris Givens, Rueben Randle, Josh Huff, T.J. Graham, Paul Turner, Xavier Rush, and Cayleb Jones — made the trip to take part in the player get-together in front of training camp.
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