After the Eagles beat the Giants on Monday night, one of the big topics of conversation was Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.
Bradford threw three interceptions against a Giants defense that has struggled to stop opposing passers with one coming in the end zone for the fourth time this season. The Eagles were able to overcome it thanks to the Giants’ willingness to turn the game into an episode of NFC East Follies, but coach Chip Kelly was clear that “you can’t do that and sustain winning.”
Bradford remained a topic of conversation for Kelly on Tuesday, although the coach was quick to shut down the notion that the team is thinking about other options at quarterback.
“Sam’s our quarterback,” Kelly said, via Philly.com. “We have full confidence in Sam.”
During an appearance with Angelo Cataldi on WIP, Kelly said he thought inconsistency was Bradford’s biggest obstacle at this point and that the team could “build upon” the positives over the rest of the season. Bradford’s nine touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year point to his erratic play, but there’s no guarantee that time will do anything other than confirm that’s who he is as a quarterback.
If that’s the case, the Eagles are going to need a lot from their defense and running game the rest of the way because it’s hard to count on a quarterback you can’t trust to avoid big mistakes.