The Eagles are flying high with the many acquisitions they’ve made this offseason. They have added plenty of weapons at nearly every position, and it seems on paper like the Eagles are way better than they were last year. The defense has been infused with a nice group of young talent, and the offense got better with the additions of a few key players. After all these moves, what are the expectations for Nick Sirianni and Jonathan Gannon coming into their second year as Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator?
For Nick Sirianni, the expectations are high. He is coming off his first year as head coach, and with a first time starting QB he took the team from 4-11-1 to 9-8 and a playoff appearance. Last year Sirianni showed a good amount of growth over the season. The Eagles started the season with a pass first approach on offense, and when that didn’t work he was able to identify the teams strengths and change the play calling to make the team more successful. With the addition of AJ Brown, and the development of Hurts, Sirianni should be expected to lead the offense to be top 10 in the league in both passing and running. Last year, in terms of pass catchers, the Eagles were in a bad spot. DeVonta Smith was basically a one man show. Quez Watkins can be a really good role player, but hes a WR3. Now having two WR1’s on the team with Smith and Brown, the passing offense is expected to make a huge leap.
For Gannon, the expectation is that he does way better than last year. Last year the Eagles played a very conservative, and some might say boring, defense. With so many additions on that side of the ball, it is almost impossible to keep the same bland defense. The Eagles might have one of the best pass rushing units in the league with the additions of Reddick, and Jordan Davis. They also added two solid linebackers in Kyzir White and Nakobe Dean. James Bradberry is an upgrade over Steven Nelson, and the coaches seem to be confident in the Safety group. With this massive overhaul of talent on the defense, the expectation is that we will see more exotic play calling, and hopefully we will see more turnovers and sacks too.
In their second years as Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, Nick Sirianni and Jonathan Gannon have some high expectations. They have all the pieces and talent in place to lead Philly to be a successful team this season.