Mayock: Regardless Of QB, Eagles Will Make The Playoffs
NFL analyst Mike Mayock joined the Mike Missanelli show this week to offer his thoughts on the 2015 Eagles. Even with some question marks surrounding the quarterback position, he is bullish on what this team can accomplish in the regular season.
“Regardless of who plays quarterback this year, I think they’re going to make the playoffs,” Mayock proclaimed. “I think the differentiation of the quarterback position starts in the playoffs when you play quality defenses every week.”
Mayock believes Sam Bradford‘s struggles in St. Louis were due to an unimpressive supporting cast and feels he will fit in much better in Chip Kelly‘s offense.
“I think they have a better offensive line than [Bradford] is used to and I think they’re going to run the hell out of the football,” said Mayock. “Last year, there were only three teams in the league that ran the ball more than they passed the ball and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles were one of those teams this year.”
Mayock wasn’t fazed by the departure of Evan Mathis either, believing that “if you are smart and tough you can be an NFL interior lineman for 10 years.”
The one thing that Mayock did voice his concern about is the future of the quarterback position if Bradford is unable to perform and the Eagles are stuck with a mediocre game manager as their top QB option.
“You look at Cincinnati, you look at some of those teams that quarterbacks that can, ‘manage a game but not get you to the Super Bowl,'” Mayock said. “And I think that would be a significant concerning question going forward and if Bradford is not the guy, where do you go next? And, Mike, I don’t know the answer to that. You don’t know the answer to that and I don’t think the Eagles do either, they’re just going to have to play it out and see what happens.”