In this week’s “Know Thy Enemy”, we talk to Bob Wankel from insidetheiggles.com about his team and the upcoming game tonight:
The Jet Press: How are you feeling about the team as you head towards week 1? Any major issues?
Inside the Iggles:At the completion of this year’s draft I was as high on the Eagles as about anyone in the country, but in the afterglow of what appears to be one of the team’s best drafts over the last decade I’m getting a little gun shy. The Eagles will undoubtedly be in the mix this season, but there are some major concerns. When Nate Allen enters the season as the “sure thing” at safety, then you have to wonder just how shaky the rest of the unit will be. Second-year strong safety Jaiquawn Jarrett was expected to make the jump, but has been inconsistent at best. The team also brought in veteran O.J. Atogwe for depth, but he’s struggled to remain on the field as he’s battled various nagging injuries. Beyond the safety position, the interior of the offensive line has struggled a bit, which has been a surprise. That unit geled late last season, so that they’re struggling now is a bit of a concern.