IN A COLUMN on Carson Wentz the other day, my colleague David Murphy wrote that, after watching Alex Smith and his somewhat limited arm strength in the Chiefs' 18-16 playoff loss to the Steelers, he's convinced that Wentz's big right arm was one of the main reasons Doug Pederson preferred a future with him as the Eagles' starting quarterback rather than Sam Bradford.
ZACH ERTZ has been a strong finisher the last two seasons. A year ago, with Sam Bradford as the Eagles' quarterback, he was targeted 46 times in the last four games and caught 35 passes for 450 yards and 18 first downs.
I HAVE NO DOUBT that when Brian Dawkins' name comes up for discussion at the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection meeting in Houston a month from now, somebody among the 48 voters in the room will mention his interception total.
THE MOST important person in the Eagles organization for the next four months isn't going to be Carson Wentz or Fletcher Cox or Doug Pederson or vice president of football operations Howie Roseman.
BRIAN DAWKINS moved another step closer to Canton Tuesday when the former Eagles safety was announced as one of the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017.
EVERY SEASON can be broken down into numbers. Good ones and bad ones. Here's a look at some of the more pertinent statistics - both good and bad - that shaped the Eagles' 7-9 finish:
IT'S FIRING SEASON in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams already have canned their head coaches, and as many as four other teams could follow suit next week.
Recent history: The Eagles lost, 29-23, in overtime on Oct. 30 at Dallas.
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IT PROBABLY would be overstating the importance of Lane Johnson to mention that the Eagles were 3-1 before he left on his 10-game all-expenses-PED vacation and 2-8 after his departure.
IN LESS than three months, and possibly sooner, Bennie Logan is going to become a very rich man.
The Eagles' defensive tackle hardly is living paycheck to paycheck now. He's in the final year of a rookie deal that will earn him $1.6 million this year.
IT'S NOT HARD to figure out why NFL scouts fell in love with Dorial Green-Beckham before the 2015 draft.
Six-foot-five, 237-pound human beings who can cover 40 yards of ground in 4.49 seconds don't grow on trees.
WHEN THE Eagles move on to Step 2 of their latest attempt to build a Super Bowl champion this offseason, Jim Schwartz is going to have to wait his turn.
Paul Domowitch is a pro football writer for the Inquirer and Daily News, where he has worked since 1982. He has covered nearly 30 Super Bowls and has been a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the last 15 years.