Quick Hit Analysis of Eagles' 2nd Preseason Game

How does the saying go: “The more things change, the more things look like the 2009 Eagles?” Something like that.

Last Friday night’s preseason debacle against the Cincinnati Bengals featured all of the troubles of last season, revisited upon these new-look Eagles: defensive front that can’t get pressure, offensive line with major protection issues, overmatched secondary, scrambling quarterback, failure to convert on third-and-short. Even special teams ineptitude.

Let’s take a closer look at my notes from the game…

Eagles at Bengals: The Big Question

Friday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is only the Eagles’ second preseason game, but it figures to tell us a lot more about the team. After steamrolling Jacksonville’s first team in limited action last week, this time the Eagles starters will play most or all of the first half, as they work toward opening day less than a month from now. The biggest question mark for this scrimmage:

How will the starting defense do against stronger competition?