NFL: 4 Teams That Should Be on Hard Knocks

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Philadelphia Eagles

Apr 26, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly addresses the media during a press conference at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Unlike the 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles were not a good team in 2012.

The Eagles lost 12 games in 2012, as their talented players didn’t mesh together well. Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Michael Vick were some players who failed to meet expectations in 2012, and two of them are now out of Philadelphia. The Eagles fired Andy Reid and hired Chip Kelly, and they drafted Lane Johnson to help the offensive line and Matt Barkley for quarterback help.

There will be an interesting quarterback controversy in Philadelphia, one that lots of Hard Knocks viewers would enjoy. Eagles fans are passionate, and a decent media market in Philadelphia with passionate fans would definitely bring in a lot of viewers. Casual fans may not be 100 percent into the segment, but the fact that there are a lot of position battles and that the Eagles received lots of attention in 2011 and 2012 should draw more than enough attention.

Barkley, who completed 41 percent of his passes that traveled 20 yards or more in 2012, is a legitimate candidate for the starting quarterback job. He is familiar with Chip Kelly, and he is going to have attention-grabbing players around him on offense. In 2012, Michael Vick and Nick Foles were sacked a combined 48 times, but Lane Johnson, Philadelphia’s first-round pick, could help change that.

LeSean McCoy is a top-tier running back, and DeSean Jackson is an electrifying option at wide receiver. The two have received a fair share of attention in their career, and it’s safe to say that the Eagles will be hyped. There will be lots of positions up for grabs, and there is some chemistry that needs to be established. An series of in-depth Hard Knocks segments will give fans an idea of how the team chemistry is and how the position battles are turning out, which would definitely lure viewers to the show.