Awful. Horrendous. Disastrous. These are just some of the words to describe the Eagles’ Monday Night debacle in Dallas. The feeling with all Eagles fans currently is just disappointed. Following a dominant week one win in Atlanta, the Eagles have lost back-to-back games against the 49ers and Cowboys. Both games have sucked the soul right out of all the fans. While the first three weeks of the season have been disappointing, the outcomes should have been expected.
Anyone that thought the Eagles would come into this year and go 13-3 and coast to a division title were just wrong. We knew what to expect this year. A new starting quarterback, a new head coach, and a new defensive coordinator, all while coming off a 4-11-1 season with virtually no salary room. This season is a year for the team to grow and develop. Sirianni will learn off that game along with Hurts, Gannon, and everyone else. Hurts has only started seven career games. Sirianni has only now coached in three games. It is okay to be mad and want improvement especially after last year, but it will take time.
What has happened the last two weeks has not been a pretty sight, but it is the growing pains of a young and inexperienced team. There will be ups and there will be downs. These are learning points in a young season for a very young and inexperienced team. For upset and angry fans, you should prepare for more games and performances like Monday night.
The bottom line is that Sirianni as well as Hurts have no choice but to improve after last week. Sirianni needs to run the ball more and work on disciplining his team, who lead the league in penalties. Jalen will need to work on his accuracy and staying in the pocket longer. I expect Sirianni to come out with a much more run-heavy game-plan with more pre-snap movement.
Jalen Hurts was bad. Nick Sirianni was worse. The penalties are unacceptable. Embarrassing football.
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) September 28, 2021
This season is a rebuild and growing year. Games like last week are tough to watch, but great learning experiences for a young coach and a young quarterback. The schedule won’t get any easier as the Chiefs come into town, but we can’t give up on this team so early. They might not be a playoff contender, but we need to see development and progression from game one to game seventeen. It’s hard to watch the Eagles get blown out and struggle to move the ball on offense, but these are circumstances that we should have expected for such a young team. Relax Eagles fans, this will take time.
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