Berman: Offensive Line Is One Of This Team’s Strengths
With much of the focus this Eagles offseason on position groups of need such as Wide Receiver, Running Back, and Cornerback yet there is one position group that gets overlooked that is a strength in terms of starting talent plus depth. That position group is the Offensive Line, with high caliber Tackles Lane Johnson and Jason Peters along with underrated Guard Brandon Brooks, the Eagles have players in place that give them the stability and depth that many teams around the NFL wished they had in place.
Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles Beat Writer Zach Berman joined Rich Quinones on Thursday and gave his analysis of the Eagles Offensive Line:
“I think it is one of the strengths of this team; When Lane Johnson was on the field, it was a really good offensive line. Obviously the suspension really hurt the Eagles and hurt Lane but a suspension is different from an injury in that you don’t say someone is suspension prone. They need (Johnson) to stay out of trouble but as long as he is on the field (Eagles) have two bookends at tackle. They need better play from Jason Kelce, he’ll tell you that. Brandon Brooks played at a decent level when he was on the field; the issue Brooks was dealing with last year was not a football issue per say, it was off the field....They have good depth when you look at Barbre, Wisniewski, potentially Chance Warmack. So I think they can withstand injury at that position. When you look at the concerns of the Eagles, offensive line is not among them."
Checkout what Berman had to say about Eagles Wide Receivers, LeGarrette Blount's role in the offense, impressions of Derek Barnett, and expectations for Jalen Mills