What Questions Are There About The Eagles Defense?
With Jim Schwartz coming in as the Eagles Defensive Coordinator in 2016 combined with two of the Eagles best players playing on the defensive side of the ball, expectations are that there will be a much better defense in Philadelphia this season as compared to the last few seasons. But there are still positions that need to be figured out on the defensive side of the ball.
Mark Eckel has been covering the Eagles since 1985 and he joined The Sports Bash on Tuesday and discussed an area on defense he has questions about heading into the season:
"My question comes at Cornerback; Nolan Carroll's been good at camp and I've always thought he was their best Corner and I think they've figured it out now as well. Leodis McKelvin is going to start (but) I haven't been real impressed with McKelvin, he was never the guy the Bills thought he was going to be when they drafted him in the first round and his last couple years he didn't even start for them, he's 31 years old which is old for a Corner so I'm not sold on him being a shutdown kind of guy by any means. Then whose your Nickel? Ron Brooks is there now, Eric Rowe has kind of faded out of the picture....You got Jalen Mills early on looked like 'wow he's making plays' then he got hurt and he came back and hasn't been; so the Cornerback position in my mind is the biggest (question)."
Checkout what Eckel had to say about Paul Turner making the 53-man roster, why Allen Barbre has been so important, along with his perspective on the Kicking competition between Caleb Sturgis and Cody Parkey