Eagles 2013 Offensive Line Will Be Plus For Coaching ProspectsBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Offensive Line Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
One of the most attractive areas of the Eagles football team for prospective coaches will be surprisingly the offensive line. important questions which needs to be asked concerning the Eagles is who should return. Lets start with the offense.
On the offensive line the Eagles will look to get left tackle Jason Peters back. There was a chance that the big fella could have returned this season if the Birds had been in the playoff hunt, so everybody feels very confident about his return next season.
He could be outstanding in any system, so the team is anxious to get him back.
Next to Peters will be left guard Evan Mathis, who started out slowly but has recovered to have an outstanding season. Mathis will be back and it will provide the Eagles with a side of their offensive line to run behind. Getting Peters back and teaming him up with Mathis will give the Birds a running game with LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown running behind them.
Center Jason Kelce will return at the center position from a knee injury, which will give the Birds a chance to reestablish strength up the middle. He showed us while healthy that he’s one of the league’s best young centers.
At right guard, veteran Jake Scott stepped in and has played very well, but offensive line coach Howard Mudd won’t be back, so Scott’s return is in question. Can he play as well in another system? Remember that the Birds were able to grab him off the street very late in the season and that says he’s not in demand.
Scott will likely be battling for his job with former number one pick Danny Watkins and other yet to be named competition. The Baylor product has been a major disappointment and could be released next year if he doesn’t step up his game.
At the right tackle position, Todd Herremans will return from a broken bone in his foot, which put him on the injured reserve list. Like the rest of the offensive line, this wasn’t a good year for Herremans, but he’s very capable of coming back with a quality season.
Bottomline the Birds will have three quality players returning on their offensive line in 2013 and that should be very appealing to all of the prospective coaching candidates. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly would be excited about having two of the league’s most athletic offensive linemen in Peters and Kelce in front of his offensive skill people.
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