Ugh. I knew this game would feature some sloppy play. There are 90 percent backups on the field. The team only had a couple of days to practice since they played on Saturday. Not a formula for great football.
But I didn’t expect this.
The Eagles offense has been awful. Blocking has been an issue. The OTs, Tobin and Bamiro, are struggling. LG Allen Barbre hasn’t played nearly as well as when he was at LT. Nick Foles has really struggled. He hasn’t had much help, but the QB’s job is to make the guys around him better. That hasn’t happened tonight. There have been drops by Ertz, Salas and maybe another player or two.
The defense has done some good things (lots of sacks, 2 takeaways), but has also been sloppy on the back end. The Eagles don’t have good depth in the secondary.
Bennie Logan, Emmanuel Acho and Chris McCoy all played very well. Everette Brown made some plays, but I need to re-watch them to see if that was him or offensive breakdowns.
Who is winning the Safety battle between Wolff and Allen? Kurt Coleman. I kid. Kurt did come up and take a player out with a good hit. Nate and Earl each had some moments, but neither guy flashed so much you say “That’s our starter!”
TE James Casey did leave with a hamstring injury.