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FO: 4 Downs NFC East Analysis

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Not a whole lot we don't already know here. "Much like their neighbors to the north, the Eagles simply don't use first-round picks on linebackers. You have to go back to the selection of Jerry Robinson in 1979 to find the last time Philadelphia broke the trend. So it's a good bet that players like Missouri's Sean Witherspoon and Alabama's Ronaldo McClain are not serious considerations early in the draft. TCU's Daryl Washington would be a very natural fit in the second round. " "While periods of team success are often tied to a single quarterback, San Francisco demonstrated that it was possible to maintain a high level of play while transitioning from one quarterback to another -- just so long as the new quarterback is the right one. Steve Young was more than capable of picking up where Joe Montana left off, and the 49ers dynasty rolled on for another eight years. In Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers is in good position to continue the success the Packers experienced under Brett Favre for some time. If Kevin Kolb has the goods -- and there are certainly reasons to think he might -- the transition might go very smoothly, as Philadelphia has some dynamic offensive talent for Kolb to work with." (As an aside, what do SF of the 90s, GB this decade, and Phil all have in common?) UPDATE: Foos got what I was going for, the WCO. The only reason I brought it up is I was wondering if there was anything to the WCO which lends itself to successful transition from one franchise QB to another. Although the Birds have had other QBs start, we haven't had another regular starter since McNabb arrived. Does the fact that we run a successful WCO make it easier to groom a replacement? History seems to hint it might. Any thoughts?

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