The Eagles fell to the Seahawks 17-9 in one of the most disgusting football games I have watched in a LONG time. The Eagles offense continued to act as if they were still on the Bye as the Seahawks gave them every chance to get back into the football game. Lets look at the good, and the very very bad from Sunday’s loss
- Jim Schwartz’ Defense: For the second week in a row Jim Schwartz has put together a scheme to make a future Hall of Fame QB look downright bad. The Eagles defense is giving up just 15.25 points per game in its last four games. So They have come to play and are keeping the Eagles in games.
- Miami Is Next Week: This team desperately needs a win. They will get it next week when they head to Miami to face a squad that is trying to tank like the Sixers in 2014. They will win next Sunday, it’s just a question of how it will look.
- The Season Isn’t Over: As I write this the Patriots and Cowboys game has yet to be played. The Eagles are still in the hunt for the division (amazingly) even though its painfully obvious that this team doesn’t belong in the playoffs.
- Everyone Who Lines Up On The Offense: Everyone. Carson Wentz, the offensive line, the wide receivers, the tight ends. EVERYONE. Carson was horrible for the second week in a row. The makeshift offensive line couldn’t hold up AT ALL to a Seattle pass rush that didn’t feature Jadaveon Clowney who was out with an injury. The best wide receiver was Greg Ward who was called up from the practice squad and immediately became Wentz’ favorite target. In his first game this season Ward grabbed 6 passes and immediately out produced JJ Arcega-Whiteside for his entire career. Andre was so bad on the right side that he was benched. You can’t blame Dillard, who isn’t a right tackle by trade, for not being a serviceable right tackle. Dallas Goedert, who has been a MAJOR disappointment this season, was one of the THREE fumbles they had on the day. No one showed up offensively. It was a train wreck from start to finish.
- Doug Pederson: Seriously? That s the game plan you showed up with? You worked a full week and you roll out an offense that mirrored a high school team. He failed to establish a run. He refused to have Wentz take a shot down field. He took his quarterback from a vertical offense to a horizontal offense. I honestly didn’t think it could get any worse until the post-game press conference when Doug Pederson “shined”. “You can’t blame one side of the ball.” Oh really? We can’t? We can’t put the blame on an offense that has 13 points in the last two games (sans the garbage time touch down). You ABSOLUTELY can blame one side of the ball because anyone with a brain can see that the offense is holding this team back. Then Doug brilliantly chose to put Andre Dillard at right tackle even AFTER the rookie told reporters he wasn’t comfortable at the position. Doug is either delusional, an idiot, or both. This was probably the worst Doug Pederson performance we’ve seen from top to bottom.
- Mike Groh, Carson Walch: These two need to go. Mike Groh has taken this offense and driven it into the ground. Carson Walch is the wide receivers coach of a truly pitiful wide receiver group where no one has improved. Both need to be fired. Both need to be replaced. They need a coaching staff that features coaches who…ya know…know how to coach.
- The Turnovers: Five. There were five. JJ Arcega-Whiteside caught as many passes as Seattle defenders.
- You: You read this whole thing and you don’t feel any better about this football team. You are probably even more annoyed. Go watch a movie or something. Get a distraction from this team. Stop being a glutton for punishment (even though I appreciate you reading this).