Under new coordinator Todd Bowles, the Eagles’ defense has gone from bad to bumbling. The team hasn’t won a game since Bowles supplanted Juan Castillo, and the defense has looked increasingly shaky.
The low point came last Sunday, in a blowout loss to the Redskins.
The problem, according to Bowles, is miscommunication.
“It shouldn’t [happen], especially on the plays we gave up against Washington,” Bowles said Friday, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. ”We addressed that in the meeting. That should not happen. There’s got to be communication on every play.”
The problem is that there isn’t, and that the situation isn’t getting any better. Bowles thinks it is. We think.
“I think everything is corrected, every week, all the time,” Bowles said. ”Players are going to make mistakes, just like your children. You don’t want ‘em to happen, you can go over ‘em and go over ‘em. We have a responsibility to correct, they have a responsibility to get it right.”
Both are failing in their responsibilities, which underscores the fact that plenty of changes will be coming to Philly when the season ends.