The Eagles have lost six straight games and are coming off a 31-6 pasting at the hands of a 4-6 Redskins team on Sunday afternoon.
Players seem resigned to the fact that coach Andy Reid will be gone in the near future, although it seems that Reid will remain on the job at least through the Week 12 Monday Night game against the Panthers. Not all of the players are resigned to the fact that the 2012 Eagles simply aren’t a good team, though. Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie kept referring to the team as the most talented in the league while playing a variation on the “We beat ourselves” theme that’s been so popular around the league of late.
“Nobody has lined up and just beat us. No. It’s just mental mistakes,” Rodgers-Cromartie said.
All due respect to Rodgers-Cromartie, but it isn’t. You don’t lose six games in a row by an average of more than 12 points just by making mental mistakes. The Eagles weren’t a play or two away from winning Sunday’s game and they haven’t been close in any of their last four contests. The problems in Philly include mental mistakes, but that’s just the tip of an iceberg that’s getting big enough to sink the Titanic.
Everything’s rotten in Philadelphia right now and the only way it will get better is for the entire organization to admit it.