Eagles Roundtable: Which Player Has Disappointed Most?

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Sep 20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) has his arm hit as he throws a pass by Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (98) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Sweitzer, Staff Writer

Selection: Sam Bradford

Following his appearances of the pre-season, Sam Bradford immediately found himself swimming among the high expectations of both fans and media. Most notably, his perfect performance in which he completed all 10 of his passes set the bar high in a city whose inhabitants demand premier play.

Unfortunately for Bradford, these high expectations created room for disappointment, as he has shown inconsistency in his first three games as an Eagle. Coming off of a second tear in his ACL with a completely different team, Bradford was not expected to put up record-breaking numbers, but he was expected by many to be a much better improvement from what the Eagles had last season. He has struggled with the rest of the team in the first two games of the season, and has seemingly struggled converting on third downs throughout the course of the Eagles’ first three games.

For now, Bradford has failed to live up to the expectations following the pre-season which also may signal a need for changes in how seriously the pre-season is evaluated.

Regardless, it is still early on in the season, and there will likely continue to be growing pains for Sam Bradford and the Eagles. Bradford will need to be more consistent as the season goes on, and he most likely will as he grows more comfortable with his new team and gains more experience under Chip Kelly.

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