1. What is Your Biggest Concern for the Eagles heading Into the Season?
Kurt Coleman is still an Eagle. Nate Allen is a starter. That's very concerning. Plus, I have doubts about whether or not Cary Williams can play smart football and not let his emotions get the best of him.
Connor Barwin should help with the front 7 as he has experience playing OLB in a 3-4 defense. Look for him to step up and be a leader.
2. Will Robert Griffin III scramble as much as last year?
I think he will still scramble to keep plays alive but there will likely be a drop off from the 815 rushing yards he put up last year. I expect to see the Redskins offense look a lot like the 49ers yesterday where Colin Kaepernick still scrambled and ran when needed but primarily picked apart the Packers from the pocket.
The Eagles' D will need to make him move, and make him uncomfortable. and force him into situations he may not yet be comfortable with, having not tested his knee this pre-season. I think this chess match will be interesting.
3. Should the Redskins Change their name?
It has clearly offended a large number of Native Americans, yet NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder have dug their heels in deep in defense of the name.
The diehard Redskins fans obviously have a tough time getting comfortable the idea of a name-change. But, when you have fans like this, you might want to think that a name change might be best.
In my opinion, I don't see a huge reason to change the name, given that it is not used in a derogatory sense. However, I am not of that descent, so the word does not offend me in any way. I'm glad I do not have to make this decision.
If they do change the name, it will be setting a hard precedent for teams that also have names that can be considered offensive in nature. The Cleveland Indians are one of these teams, but have not faced the recent scrutiny like the Redskins. There are also a large number of college and high school teams that share the Redskins' nickname. Some of them have already begun making changes to their identity.
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