Who Are The Eagles Best Linebackers After 4 Games?
One of the obvious issues from Sunday's loss to the Lions was Mychal Kendricks struggles in coverage as he was on the defensive end of four passing targets and gave up a reception all 4 times. Meanwhile Linebackers Jordan Hicks and Nigel Bradham have played much better than Kendricks. Kendricks was the 46th overall pick of the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft he can been an inconsistent performer over the last couple seasons.
Press of Atlantic City Eagles Beat Writer Dave Weinberg joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday to discuss the carousel of playing time with the four main Linebackers on the Eagles roster:
“Bradham is clearly better than Kendricks at this point....I would assume Kendricks playing time is going to diminish here. I do not know about Stephen Tulloch either....Its Kind of interesting though because Jordan Hicks is such a playmaker, you can’t keep him off of the field; he is always around the football, picking off a pass or forcing a fumble, or sacking somebody. So Hicks and Bradham (best Linebackers) and I guess you have to work in Tulloch to. It doesn't look like you can count on Kendricks, it used to be he couldn't stay healthy but I think he is pretty healthy now; I don’t know what his problem is.”
Checkout what Weinberg had to say about why he is surprised Halapoulivaati Vaitai is going to start at Right Tackle instead of Allen Barbre along with his perspective on the Eagles Running Back situation