Hot damn football’s back!
The Eagles begin their season tomorrow against the Cleveland Browns and will start their first rookie quarterback in franchise history. What a time to be alive!
The Browns are the poop stain of the NFL — that’s why they’re called the Browns — but im gonna be real with you, it’s not that crazy to think the Eagles lose to them week one.
Look, I can call a spade a spade and the Eagles are not a good football team. Yet.
This is a fairly young and inexperienced team, so that means it’s going to take some time for the wheels to start spinning and the to get moving.
Any chance of this team competing went along with Sam Bradford in that deal with the Vikings.
I mean this team does have some pieces already — the defense has a chance to really impress this year — but I just don’t think there’s enough there for this team to be competitive right away, and I think a lot of that stems from the quarterback position.
Carson Wentz only played about a quarter and some change over the course of the entire preseason and he’s been very limited in practice over the past few weeks while he recovered from a cracked rib, so he’s pretty untested as far as rookie QBs go. Wentz could be a good one, but he’s getting thrown straight into the fire and it’s going to take some time for him to acclimate to his new role that came a year earlier than expected.
Wentz is also going to need some time to build chemistry with his wide receivers after primarily working with the threes in training camp. Jordan Matthews is also just coming back from injury after missing the entire preseason and may have his share of rust to shake off, which I can’t imagine helping Wentz much.
The Browns lost their fair share of players this offseason both through free agency and players just not wanting to be on the Browns anymore. But I see the addition of Hue Jackson as head coach as a huge step in the right direction towards getting this team somewhat respectable. He did wonders for Andy Dalton in his one season as Bengals’ OC, so Im not gonna sleep on what he can do with RGIII.
I think the Browns Oline got hurt the worst this offseason, which gives the Eagles defense a great chance to eat on Sunday as they officially unveil their new defense. This is one of the biggest advantages the Eagles have going into Sunday.
Im not expecting a very high scoring game, what with the Eagles lacking much offense and the Brown’s not having much to protect what little they have on offense. This is going to be a close one, but Im favoring the Eagles just a little bit more in this one.