Tim McManus of ESPN joined The Best Show Ever to give an update from Eagles Training Camp. He spoke about the Eagles’ strengths on both sides of the line, how Nakobe Dean looked in his first game, and more. Here is some of what he had to say.
On the Eagles’ Strength on Both Sides of The Line
“I don’t think there is any question. They have got some things happening here… It goes like from one wave to another, where they have this depth that’s piling up. The defensive line has been the most pronounced to me. But yea, you can flip that on its head, and the offensive line is the envy of a lot of teams around the league. Not just how good the starting 5 is, but the depth behind it… The health of a team should be gauged by how good they are upfront, on both sides of the football. QB reigns supreme we know that. But the next thing to be a functional team is if your fronts can get it done. That is absolutely where their strength is.”
On Nakobe Dean
He was quiet this summer, but you also know there are certain players who perform once the lights are on. Nakobe Dean was super quiet during camp, then he gets in there and he racks up 5 tackles by the time you can blink. I was impressed by Dean. The chemistry between him and Jordan Davis was alive and well. You saw plenty of that at Georgia where Davis would create havoc, and Nakobe Dean was there to clean up. He performed really well, and it was encouraging. It maybe wasn’t the flashiest of summers for him, but the lights are on, and Dean’s ready to play.