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ITB: Birds Defense Attractive To Other Teams
With a new coordinator coming, and several starters hitting free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense is looking at a major shakeup.
On the latest “Inside The Birds” podcast, Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher looked ahead to the 2023 season by evaluating the defense.
Geoff Mosher: “If 2022 was a little bit of a cakewalk from a scheduling standpoint for the Eagles, 2023 probably won’t be. We know there are a lot of teams they’ll be playing who made the playoffs last year.”
Adam Caplan: “It’s a daunting schedule based on the way teams look now with their new coaching staffs and roster. I know the Niners have an issue at quarterback, but everyone’s returning for Miami on offense; Minnesota has Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook; Kansas City you know about; if the Jets add a quarterback, they’re strong at tight end and receiver with a great defense; Seattle has really good receivers; and the Buccaneers are super deep at receiver but don’t have a quarterback. On paper, it’s a much harder schedule.”
Mosher: “One thing we were told was that this was a genuine-interest interview with him for the job. It’s not just courtesy or intel gathering, and they were impressed with him in the process.”
Caplan: “He’s an impressive guy. Georgia runs a hybrid scheme. The guy’s been at Georgia for a while, he’s a pretty talented coach.”
Caplan: “Someone with another team pointed it out to me, he said to take a look at the Cleveland Browns because Jim Schwartz is there. They went through four middle linebackers last season. The guy said that they need an inside linebacker who they can grow with and T.J. Edwards is a good football player. And of course, Jonathan Gannon now with the Cardinals. I would expect T.J. Edwards to get a really good deal. This guy’s a good football player.”
Caplan: “Epps is going to get a good deal if he makes it to free agency. You have Cleveland and Schwartz who really knows him. In fact, he became a player under Schwartz. We’ll see if the Browns make any moves at safety.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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