The eagles get much love from the media, but the saints and rams probably get more. That's exactly what Pederson and his players want. They love to be outsiders. That lets them hunt. It's always more fun to be a hunter than a hunted person.
Pederson has proven to be a great coach since taking on the Eagles. He learned in 2017 how to train a Super Bowl team. He has learned how to overcome a tremendous amount of adversity over the past year. He can use these lessons and try to bring this team back to the top.
One of the things that I think will help this team is the composition of the squad. They have veterans like Jason Peters, DeSean Jackson and Darren Sproles, all desperate to play in a Super Bowl. That will make the most of them.
Wentz missed the big game a few years ago and is driven by it. He wants to lead this team to the Super Bowl. He does not care about endorsements, recognition or statistics. Wentz wants to win. He will have a laser-like focus.
There are also many young people who want to be part of a great team. Avonte Maddox had a strong rookie season and he will be hungry to do more. Derek Barnett has sustained an injury and he has a chip on his shoulder. Kamu Grugier-Hill was a pure roleplayer in 201
I have not said anything about the rookie class because they are always a mystery. Corey Clement and Barnett played the main roles in the Super Bowl. You never know how these young people will respond to the challenge of professional football. Some fit in right away, while others need time to adjust. I think J.J. Arcega-Whiteside could play a key role in his red zone ability. Miles Sanders could give the running game a real boost with its speed, speed and agility.
We also can not overlook the coaching staff. Pederson had the challenge last season to replace his offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. He did that in the short term. This made life difficult for the promoted coaches and their replacement.
Pederson has most of his coaches this year. He made a few changes, but they were his choice rather than other teams attacking his staff. Continuity will help the team a lot. The coaches feel more comfortable with their roles, and that will help them to perform better. Improved teachers should lead to smarter students.
While the Eagles start training camp in 2019, there are many reasons to be optimistic. There is a lot of talent. This is a deep list. The coaches are back and ready to lead the show. Mentally, too, the team is in a good place.
This team is cheered, hungry and ready to go. They will bring the juice every day. They will deliberately attack every day. The frustration of seeing the saints advance in the playoffs at the expense of the Eagles has resulted in everyone in attack mode moving on to the year 2019 Scout and avid Eagles fan. You can also find his work at IgglesBlitz.com where he is the publisher of the site.