Have the Eagles done enough this off-season to improve the club? At this point with the draft still upcoming and the possibility of trades the end product might not be finished. And I agree with G. Gobb in that the Eagles recent success earns them the benefit of doubt. Maybe hold some of the criticism until training camp rolls around.
Even with this slightly rosy outlook I still feel the Eagles biggest off-season mistake to date was not pursuing and signing FA center Jason Brown. The Rams paid high (the Eagles too had the money), but they got themselves a player for MANY years to come. Brown was considered by most to be the top interior lineman in free agency. He anchored a line that paved the way for 2,376 rushing yards. Oh yeah, he is only 25 years old...hello future!!
Even with the aging Tackles last season I felt the weak spot of the Eagles' OL was center. Ever since beating out Hank Fraley for the starting center spot, the performance of Jamel Jackson has continued to decline. In my opinion Jackson currently sits as the weak link along this OL. Unfortunately there is no back-up plan to Jackson.
Reid always preaches about how it all starts with dominant lines. Well how dominant would the OL of been with Brown at center and the Andrews brothers manning the tackle spots. Brown could have made this off-season great (even without a Boldin sighting).
My feeling is that the Eagles are going to regret this one.