Regarding the Eagles recent SB win. Their fans, a few of whom I know, had NO idea that they were going to be winning a Super Bowl that season, especially when Wentz went down. It appears their OL and Defense were the catalysts and Foles miraculously played the very best football of his career.
We could see a huge jump on the OL and Defense this season. McGary could emerge. Lindstrom may end up being a premiere guard. Mack and Matthews may remain steady. And an above average performing LG may emerge from Brown, Gono, Carpenter and Hennessy. Our defense has upside with proven studs, Deion Jones and Grady Jarrett. Players who have played at a high level recently in Fowler and Neal. Solid veterans in Rico, Bailey, Kazee and Davison. And then we’ll all be curious to see how the rest of the young and talented players develop this season; McKinley, Davidson, Cominsky, Oluokun, Oliver, Sheffield, Terrell.
There are lots of if’s and’s and but’s, but our SB win may be one that we don’t see coming, even late in the season. Add a step forward on the OL and D to our offensive skill players, and we may indeed have what it takes. We all have our doubts about Koeter. I sure hope he proves us wrong.