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Baxter: Eagles Look Like They’re on the Rise

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Last year was a tumultuous season for the Eagles who thrust Carson Wentz into the starting role with a week to go before the start of the season along with losing Lane Johnson to suspension for 10 games and earning the dubious distinction of having the worst Wide Receiver Corps in the NFL.  Despite all of that, their offensive production was unexpectedly balanced as they scored 16 Passing and 16 Rushing touchdowns last season.  Thanks to the additions of Torrey Smith, Alshon Jeffery, and LeGarrette Blount, expectations are high for the offensive to perform better in 2017.

NFL Network GMFB Contributor Russell Baxter joined Josh Hennig and Dashawn Hendricks on Wednesday and gave his perspective on the Eagles heading into 2017:

“Listen Darren Sproles is arguably their best offensive player but there’s only so much you can do (with him) and they need a work horse type of back who can be more consistent and healthier than Ryan Matthews. I think Legarette Blount brings a winning attitude to the team. He’s been on a team that’s won Superbowls two out of the last three years. I’m very intrigued by the Eagles this year because even though they were 7-9 the year before, they weren’t a 7-9 head spiraling down. This team looks like they’re on the rise….the end of the year they closed strong. They opened strong and they closed strong. They took their lumps in the middle of the year. Another year with Jim Schwartz defense, another year with Doug Peterson and Carson Wentz at the helm. This is a very intriguing football team in what was the NFL’s best division last year.”

Checkout what Baxter had to say about the Eagles Running Game in 2017, expectations for the Cowboys and Giants, along with his perspective on Quarterback situations involving Deshaun Watson with Texans and Brock Osweiler with Browns

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