Originally Posted by Bambi
The Eagles WRs are strange. When comparing to the Chiefs I think Bowe is slightly better individually than both Jackson and Maclin but as a unit obviously the Eagles are superior. I'm really interested to see what Reid does with Jamaal Charles. Unfortunately we don't have a Bryce Brown to fill into the backfield when moving JC around.
Whatever, I can't take it. I'm so excited to get the season started. argh
I really like Bowe. I think he will be quite successful under Reid. I would agree with that. Maclin hasn't lived up to that top tier receiver level yet and Jackson looked like he was going there, but tailed off after that big hit by Dunta Robinson. It may be coincidental, who knows. I think where the Eagles will really be deep is tight end. Celek looked very promising, but had the dropsies over the last couple years. He's really tough and physical though. Then add Ertz and James Casey(who Kelly loves the versality of). Word in Philly is that Kelly will rely heavy on the TE, and may use 3 in formation at once with Casey as a half back.
I would expect Charles' receptions go up and his carries go down slightly. Reid needs his backs to catch passes and have versatility. He also needs his RBs to block. A lot of RBs in his tenure have found their way to the doghouse because they couldn't block/pick up the blitz. He throws the ball a lot, so that is important.