If only the Eagles played football games that ended after three quarters. They would be 8-1 and everyone would be happy.
Unfortunately, they play four quarters and Philly’s season has crumbled to 3-6.
They aren’t your average bad team. They are interesting because of their talent and history. But make no mistake: They are a bad team.
Just two weeks after everyone wondered if the Eagles were the new “favorites” in the NFC East, the pitchforks are back out.
Some sampled headlines Monday from the Philly papers:
(Okay, not really.)
And from our friends at CSNPhilly.com:
The last point rings especially true. LeSean McCoy has been the team’s best player this year, and they couldn’t get him the ball in the fourth quarter. Again.
Big changes aren’t coming for now. DeSean Jackson remains a starter. Juan Castillo remains the defense coordinator.
Sunday’s loss to Arizona marked a new path in this Eagles season. The Eagles haven’t been able to beat good teams this year, and now they are starting to lose to bad teams.
The reality is that they are 12th in the NFC right now, much closer to the bottom of the league than making a playoff run.