After Bo Wulf debated whether this would be a breakout season for wide receiver
1. How Much Of An Impact Will
Brent Celek led the league in yards after the catch per reception in 2011. He's been called the best all-around tight end in the game. Celek finished last year with 62 catches for 811 yards and five touchdowns. What's amazing is that in the first five games of the season, Celek had just one game with more than 13 receiving yards. Of course, the Eagles adjusted to their new offensive line during that time span. Will they have to do the same this year after the loss of
In the last four games of 2011, when quarterback
2. Who Will Be The Backup Tight End?
Of course, a lot of fans have wondered whether the Eagles will emulate the New England Patriots who centered their offense on their two talented tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The reason that the Eagles do not have to utilize that philosophy is because of all of their weapons on the outside. Nonetheless, the Eagles have been looking for a stout one-two punch at tight end since Celek became the starter.
3. Could The Eagles Keep Three Tight Ends?
Certainly, it's possible if Harbor, Brackett and/or Ford shine and make it too tough on the Eagles. But the Eagles haven't kept three tight ends since Mike Bartrum, owner of one of the best touchdown celebrations of the Andy Reid era, was the long snapper. With the depth at defensive line it's hard seeing the Eagles make room for a third tight end? Harbor played in 370 out of 1,095 snaps last season per Pro Football Focus. Special teams will play a big role in this decision. Another potential question could have been whether the Eagles should place more of an emphasis on attacking the middle of the field with the tight ends, seeing how tough it is for smaller cornerbacks and not-as-athletic safeties to defend. But that's a more philosophical question and, again, the Eagles' speed on the perimeter is a premium.
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