What Are Realistic Expectations For Eagles 2017 Season?
On Tuesday the Eagles started the first set of their offseason Organized Team Activities (OTAs), offering the first opportunity for all of the team's offseason acquisitions via Free Agency and the NFL Draft to join their new teammates on the field. OTAs also afford the coaching staff their first chance to see new Eagles such as LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long, Patrick Robinson, Derek Barnett and Rasul Douglas work with their new teammates.
NFL Network Contributor Lloyd Vance joined Rich Quinones on Tuesday and gave his perspective on how the Eagles' offseason moves will impact the 2017 season:
"A lot of people are excited because they signed LeGarrette Blount and they got a running back coming in here. And that was a position of need we knew that, but everybody has to pump their brakes, in terms of what Blount brings to the table. He’s a 30 year-old guy; The Patriots got rid of him for a reason. We gotta wait and see there. (Eagles) did a solid job in the draft....That secondary needed some work, I don’t know if they’ve done enough. They got Patrick Robinson, a guy that’s been around the league for awhile, a former 1st round draft pick, and a underachiever. Jalen Mills, Ron Brooks - these corners that allowed so many big plays....I just don’t know if they’re going to be able to hold it down on the back end. All that said I think they’ve done a solid job and this team can probably go from 7 wins to about 9 wins."
Checkout what Vance had to say about NFC East in 2017, NFL Overtime Rules Changes, and Colin Kaepernick's future