PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-1, but there is always room for improvement.
And there’s always players, even on an overachieving team, who aren’t performing up to expectations.
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“There are guys that are not doing well this year and they have coasted through three or four weeks — really five with the bye week — because the team has been so good,” Angelo Cataldi said on Thursday’s 94WIP Morning Show. “We’re in love with the quarterback, lot of great stuff going on with the team, so nobody points out the people that are really letting us down.”
Cataldi put together his five most disappointing Eagles players, thus far.
5. Jordan Hicks
Cataldi’s co-hosts Rhea Hughes and Al Morganti disagreed with him on this one and Cataldi admitted he didn’t realized how highly graded Hicks has been via Pro Football Focus. But, in four games, Hicks has just 13 tackles.
4. Jason Kelce
“Do you know where Jason Kelce, the center of the Eagles, ranks according to Pro Football Focus after one quarter of the season?” Cataldi said. “He’s 35th. There are two backups that are rated higher. All 32 starters and two backups are rated higher than our center.”
3. Nelson Agholor
Cataldi pointed to Mike Quick’s comments about Agholor on Sunday’s game-ending interception. Quick said Agholor needed to be more aggressive to prevent the interception from happening.
Agholor, the team’s 2015 first-round pick, has just 13 catches for 147 yards and one touchdown this season. For his career, he has just 36/430/2. Seven wide receivers have more yards this season than Agholor has in his entire career.
2. Lane Johnson
Johnson has been suspended 10 games for violating the league’s PED policy for the second straight year. Cataldi believes Johnson has underachieved for a fourth-overall pick.
1. Mychal Kendricks
Kendricks who played just 43-percent of the snaps on Sunday, complained about his lack of playing time this week saying, “I’m not even playing.” Kendricks has just nine tackles in four games and struggled mightily against the Lions.
“It’s embarrassing,” Cataldi said of Kendricks. “What happened to him?”