But the root cause of their struggles in 2016 was reportedly the same, according to Geoff Mother of 4PhillySports.com:
Now consider that two of their young, potentially promising receivers -- Green-Beckham and speedster, rookie free agent Bryce Treggs – are far from locks to be on the 53-man roster when the 2017 season begins. Both made sporadic contributions in 2016 as one-dimensional weapons. According to team sources, both prioritized getting acquainted with the Philly nightlife over outworking their teammates, in practice.
Amazingly, not even the advice of franchise icon Brian Dawkins, who’s been involved in player development since being hired last summer, sunk in for these young receivers. Had they shown to be coachable, or more interested in self-improvement, they each could have made a difference this past season playing alongside strong-armed, rookie quarterback Carson Wentz.