Is it us or the Philadelphia Eagles get worse from week to week? An opening weekend win over the Atlanta Falcons makes it look like it was two months ago, but it wasn’t. Since that day, however, Philadelphia has frustrated its fans with a home loss to the San Francisco 49ers in which they did not perform well and a road loss to the hated Dallas Cowboys in which they were even worse.
Philly dropped their first prime-time game from the 2021-2022 roster with an embarrassing 41-21 loss, but perhaps the most frustrating part of what everyone has seen from this team is this.
With all this talent, they shouldn’t be as bad as they are, right?
Maybe the Philadelphia Eagles should get two of their stars in more.
Before the Week 2 game, there were a few theories we kept hearing. The Eagles needed to run the ball more and controlling the clock was part of that. Where in the world are Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert was the other.
Doesn’t it make sense? Heading into week three, the Birds were coming off a game in which they racked up 151 rushing yards. It helped them stay in the game with a 49ers team that was and is, dare we say it, superior.
In week three, they didn’t attempt a single rushed play until their third set. It can’t happen on the road for a team struggling to throw the ball. The Birds, if they want to make a difference, have to rely on their best weapons, and at the moment DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor and Quez Watkins do not fall into that category. Here are two guys who do.
Miles Sanders, running back
Miles sanders got 13 races in week 2 while sharing snaps with Kenneth Gainwell, who amassed six bins. In Week 3, against a team we all know they can score at will at times, Sanders and Gainwell combined for three runs. It is absolutely inexcusable.
Dallas Goedert, tight end
Dallas goedert, perhaps one of Philly’s best weapons, caught two passes for 24 yards against San Fran and two more passes for 66 yards in Week 3. You can see where this is heading, can’t you?
Here is a simplification of what you just took in there. Miles Sanders and Dallas Goedert are two of the guys this offense MUST go through. Smith, Reagor, and Watkins don’t go their separate ways or win when catches are contested. They have to be seen as the third, fourth and fifth options, or quite frankly, this offense is going nowhere.