I know everyone is discussing Schotty's replacement and Pete pointing to fixing the run game (again) but been thinking about how poor the offense was and a dominant TE over the middle would have been so important to beating those 2 deep safety looks. A guy like Kelce (obviously hard to come by) who can eat you alive if you leave him in single coverage across the middle doesn't let both safeties sit back all game. Teams HAVE to account for him on the short drags, outs, slants, etc and cannot simply let a LB stay in single coverage. Safeties are forced to drop down and help or else he's eating up 8-12 yards a play.
They had what, 5 TE's on the roster in the playoffs? I think 6 at one point midseason. They got almost nothing out of any of them with some pretty significant $$$ invested. Running the ball to force one of the safties up will certainly help but getting a guy who can dominate the middle of the field consistently when the team gets in a rut is hugely important. Russ really didn't have a safety valve this year and they didn't have a plan to go get 5 yards consistently when needed. Maybe Dissly can become that guy but whether scheme or playcall or just not being open, TE's were terribly underused.
I know Zach Ertz is getting up there in age but it sounds like he's probably a cap casualty in Philly.