PERHAPS I’m crazy, but I still think the Offensive Line is in need of a lot of work. I know everyone else wants to immediately point to our Pro Bowlers, but I can’t take my eye off the 46 sacks we allowed in 16 games last year.
There’s a poll on the Eagles website today (Sunday 2/16/14):
What Is Next Step For Passing Game?
A) O line needs to go to next level
B) Foles: Another year better
C) Need some more firepower at WR
D) Would expect even more diversity
E) Think TEs take more of a priority
Now clearly I made a bee line for the top option, but most fans went in a very different direction:
Need some more firepower at WR 46.4%
Foles: Another year better 26.8%
O line needs to go to next level 10.63%
Think TEs take more of a priority 9.64%
Would expect even more diversity 6.53%
This indicates that 73% of fans have no problem with how often our QB’s took sacks, not to mention hits or hurries. Put another way 7 out of 10 fans think that 3 sacks per game is just dandy. Two Pro Bowlers. Add another wideout.
FYI: Nick Foles can’t throw TD’s from crutches, or with another broken wrist. If he truly is the franchise, the Eagles had better be about the business of improving QB protection.