Philadelphia Eagles Remain Mostly Intact on Offense from 2012

By Andrew Fisher
Howard Smith-USA Today Sports

While we all know the Philadelphia Eagles will look different in 2013 under new head coach Chip Kelly, most of the skill position players from 2012 will be returning.

This of course all starts with the somewhat surprising return of Michael Vick. After nearly everyone thought his days in Philly were over, the franchise restructured and re-signed him to a one-year, this is your last chance, deal. With Kelly needing a speedy quarterback to run his spread-option offense, it just made sense to let No. 7 have one more crack at it.

As far as the guys he’ll be getting the ball to, nearly all of them are still on the roster as well. DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, and Brent Celek are all back, just to name a few. For a team that seems like it’s in a huge state of transition, the roster remains very similar to last year’s on offense.

The position that needs to look and perform differently next season – the offensive line. I, like most, blame this position for most of the Eagles’ troubles the past couple of years. The team does hold the No. 4 pick in the draft, and lots of experts have them taking either OT Eric Fisher or Luke Joeckel, whichever is still available.

There’s no shortage of talent on the Philadelphia offense, and now it’s just a matter of maximizing the potential from those players. The cupboard is not certainly not bare for Chip Kelly, but it will be interesting to see if he can mold the players to fit his new system.


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