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January 08, 2020

Eagles podcast: Reflecting on the 2019 season, and a 2020 offseason preview

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Doug Pederson comforts Boston Scott after the Philadelphia Eagles wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

The Philadelphia Eagles' weird 2019 season is finally over, and a crucial offseason lies ahead. Brandon Lee Gowton and I recapped the Eagles' loss to the Seahawks, we reflected on the season as a whole, and took a sneak peak at what lies ahead this offseason on BGN Radio episode No. 101. Here's what we discussed:


• Jadeveon Clowney's cheap shot ruined the game before it really even got going, and Carson Wentz didn’t really even get a playoff game under his belt.

• Wentz aside, the same issues popped up: 

  1. No big play threat.
  2. Big plays allowed.
  3. More injuries.
  4. Bad drop.

• And the Eagles still had a chance to win. The Seahawks aren’t good, but Russell Wilson is awesome. The Seahawks and Saints are now easily the Eagles' biggest enemies, beyond their NFC East rivals.

Season reflections

• The Eagles were Super Bowl contenders, and then they weren't, and then they hit a low point after the loss to Miami, and then the emergence of Wentz and the team’s resiliency salvaged the season in the final 4 games.

• They got very little from young players, and the last 3 drafts look awful.

• Disappointing season, successful season, or both?

Looking ahead

• Huge offseason ahead. (That’s maybe said every year, but it is absolutely true this year.

• Jim Schwartz on the move?

• Eagles free agents, and other possible departures – Real changes coming: Nate Sudfeld, Josh McCown, Jordan Howard, Nelson Agholor, Jason Peters, Big V, Vinny Curry, Timmy Jernigan, Hassan Ridgeway, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Rodney McLeod. 

• And then Malcom Jenkins is saying he won’t play on his current deal, Nigel Bradham has a team option, and Howie Roseman has to figure out what to do with Alshon Jeffery’ albatross contract.

• The roster is too old, though they do have 10 picks (projected).

• Five biggest team needs?

NFC East head coaching hires

  1. Washington hires Ron Rivera.
  2. Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy.
  3. Giants hire Joe Judge.

NFL picks

  1. Vikings at Niners (-7)
  2. Titans at Ravens (-9.5)
  3. Texans at Chiefs (-9.5)
  4. Seahawks at Packers (-4)

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