I understand some of the criticism of Peters' past play, but he was excellent last year. As a run blocker, he is absolutely incredible, especially in space for a big man. He can get down the field on sweeps and screen plays in a way few offensive tackles can.
It's a huge loss for Philly, because they have no depth. Bell would be a nice fill-in for a year I guess, but there is a dropoff there that is sizable any way you cut it.
Yah, they'll figure something out whether Bell,Mcneil or a LT in the 1st such as Martin or Adams. Peters is criminally underrated though, tough loss. Never got the credit until last year when he made 1st team all pro.
It's a definite big loss for PHI, but I wouldn't agree he's underrated. He is often placed as a top 3 LT (usually behind Joe Thomas and Jake Long) in the league. Where he rightfully belongs.
Bell would be a huge drop-off compared to Peters. He's only been the starter in Buffalo due to a lack of legitimate competition. On top of that, he's had problems staying healthy for an entire season; not exactly a good fit for a team with no depth. Lastly, from Bell's perspective, the Eagles would be a bad fit - he would start for most of one season, and then have no future, assuming Peters comes back 100%.
Achilles is often a career ender, but he's good enough it probably just slows him down. Unfortunate whenever this happens.
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I never root for something like this, even to the Eagles. This is pure speculation but maybe this injury may be easier for a OT to come back from then, say, a WR or CB.
i don't think so. pure speed isn't as important for an OT, but they need to have a great "explosion" out of their stance and into their block. Plus they are over 300 lbs and they're blocking people who are over 300 lbs and all that weight gets routed through their ankles. I would think that this injury would be particularly devastating for an OT.
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