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Joegrane
Two recent articles by Dave Spadaro may be suggesting that the Eagles are trying to temper the sky-high expectations. These are a couple of excerpts--emphasis mine.

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Now, if right tackle Lane Johnson is suspended, the offensive line will have a major adjustment. This wonít be easy. This is worthy of concern. Johnson has played extremely well for three games. Losing him means that Allen Barbre goes from left guard to right tackle and, while Barbre has plenty of experience there, heís not the same level of athlete that Johnson is. Stefen Wisniewski would then play left guard, and he will do a fine job there. If you watch the Eagles sidelines on game day you see Wisniewski taking reps on air, a ball of energy. He is going to play fine. The Eagles will have their depth tested if Johnson is suspended, and there is no telling how that will impact Wentz and the offense. Itís a big deal.
http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2016/9/...he-birds-at-3-0


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Are there potential roadblocks ahead? Sure, starting with Johnsonís situation. That looms large. Defenses will probe for ways to attack Wentz and find his weaknesses, because every player has them. A team like Minnesota thinks it can cover every teamís receivers in single coverage and win at the line of scrimmage, which is exactly how the Vikings beat up on Carolina last week. The defense is going to be challenged by some of the excellent receiving groups ahead, including Washington and New York in the NFC East.
http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2016/9/...he-birds-at-3-0


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Lane Johnsonís situation needs to be resolved, and he is reportedly on the verge of being suspended by the NFL for 10 games for violating the leagueís substance abuse policy. Johnson reportedly has an October 4 hearing for his appeal. What happens if he is suspended? The Eagles plan to move left guard Allen Barbre to right tackle and would likely insert veteran Stefen Wisniewski into the starting left guard spot. Youngsters Isaac Seumalo and Halapoulivaati Vaitai, along with Matt Tobin, would be in line to play in the case of injury. Thatís a real challenge for the line, and there is no telling how that would impact Wentz and the structure of the offense. Johnson has played outstanding football through three games.

The Eagles arenít going to sneak up on any teams, not after this start. Following those two road games, the powerful Vikings come to town, and there are still games against Green Bay at home and Seattle, Cincinnati and Baltimore on the road ahead. The NFC East is much tougher than it has been in recent seasons. This is going to be a fun final 13 games.
http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/dav...22-1265fe8cf527






Zero
This is all about LJ. It will be a challenge for Wentz when they're playing good defensive teams, but not a disaster necessarily.
mcnabbulous
I think most fans have pretty reasonable expectations for this season. Our board seems to. The same seems to be true for Twitter.

The long-term expectations are through the roof though. There's no tempering those.
Phits
The sample size is much too small to gauge the long term success of this team. We have yet to see how the team responds to adversity; long term (ie. Lane Johnson suspension) or short term (ie. ability to come from behind).
Zero
The LJ suspension may be 98% certain but not 100%. Could be 10 games, 4 games or 0 games.

Apologies for the Yankee part.
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