PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - When the offseason work started for the Philadelphia Eagles, the conventional wisdom was that talented second-year player Eric Rowe would ascend to the starting right cornerback position and the other side was where the competition would congregate...
When the Eagles selected Eric Rowe last year with their second round draft choice, the Eagles hoped they had found a long, physical corner they could count on right away - the rookie started just five games, while he has upside, the Eagles clearly wanted to add competition for his position.
While the Eagles search for their next head coach, one of the things that Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman will need to do is convince the next coach that they have some key pieces to build around.
So who are those pieces?
After a messy, mistake filled 7-9 season, one would think that the Eagles don't have many building blocks, but there is some talent on this roster...
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - The Philadelphia Eagles began the season picked by many of the experts to get to the Super Bowl. The team did not come close to delivering that to its fans and closed out an otherwise disappointing season with a 35-30 win over the New York Giants.
When asked if he was surprised that Eric Rowe and Ed Reynolds were key contributors to the Eagles 23-20 win over the Bills on Sunday, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, displayed confidence in his two young players.
FOXBORO, Massachusetts - Many of the so-called experts around the NFL called the coroner to pronounce the Philadelphia Eagles dead. Before the coroner could arrive, the birds showed signs of life by delivering a shocking 35-28 win over the Patriots.
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) — If you want to offer any advice to Eagles rookie cornerback Eric Rowe in advance of his first NFL start Sunday in Foxborough, you may want to try "get used to it."
On Thanksgiving Day when Rowe was forced into action due to the broken ankle suffered by Nolan Carroll, he found himself matched up on a future Hall of Fame receiver in Calvin Johnson...
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll was carted off with a right ankle injury in Philadelphia's Week 12 loss against the Lions and has been diagnosed with a broken right ankle, ending his season.
The Eagles will now turn to second-rounder Eric Rowe opposite Byron Maxwell, Rowe had his troubles trying to defend Calvin Johnson, who ended up with eight catches for 93 yards and three touchdowns...
The Philadelphia Eagles are still mathematically alive for a playoff spot, but for all intents and purposes this season is over. The team played without any heart or desire and essentially appeared to quit in this game.