One word to describe this loss by the Eagles is UGLY! The Eagles came out flat and uninspired against a New York Giants team who came in with many injuries,and they still managed to beat them 29-16 in another 4th quarter meltdown.
From the beginning of the game I felt they were going to lose, Michael Vick looked sloppy and never was able to get his rhythm . The only bright spot was LeSean McCoy who rushed 124 yards, other than that nothing from the play-makers, Jeremy Maclin had 3 catches for 69 yards, DeSean Jackson only had 30 yards and Brent Celek only had 2 catches for 9 yards.
Of course the play calling was horrible, Vick was running for his life the entire game, and as result ended up with a broken hand. I don’t understand what Andy Reid was thinking about giving the ball to Owen Schmitt on the goal line when you have all that speed,and Ronnie Brown to get those tough yards, or even use him in the wildcat. Reid is by far the worst game day coach in this league.
This offense has become boring and predictable, with the exception of Vick when he scrambles for a big gain, and LeSean McCoy making people miss tackles.I don’t see any attempts to get the ball down field to DeSean Jackson or Jeremy Maclin.
Andy Reid better figure out how to get things back on track before the bye week. Beginning with this offensive line that can’t seem to keep Vick off his ass. Then of course the play calling on both sides of the ball.
On to the defensive side of the ball.
Juan Castillo isn’t the answer as a defensive coordinator, he looks lost, he’s obviously being out coached and out of his element on the sidelines. I don’t care how much excitement and enthusiasm he brings to the game and practice,that doesn’t win you games.
The first two weeks, the run defense gets gashed. This week the run defense plays well,so obviously he made the adjustment to fix the run defense,now this week they get killed by Victor Cruz, the 4th guy on the Giants depth chart.
They bring in Nnamdi Asomugha to be the compliment to Asante Samuel, and of course they’re not using him how they should be. He’s a shut down corner, I don’t know why they have not playing man.
The middle linebacker situation is lame, the worst LB corps in the league, these guys are special teams players on other NFL rosters, but here Andy Reid and the rest of this inept coaching staff seem to think they’re starting NFL material. Obviously Casey Matthews didn’t pan out at the middle linebacker so they move him to the weak side, and he gets burned by Brandon Jacobs, Nate Allen gets trucked by Ahmad Bradshaw.
The last 6 draft pics have made no impact on this team. Nate Allen so far is a bust, Brandon Graham hasn’t seen the light of day since last year, grant it he’s had some injuries. They traded up to get Brandon Graham when they could have drafted Earl Thomas,last year they could have drafted Eric Berry. This year Danny Watkins their first overall pic, isn’t even dressing for the games. They had the chance to get Gabe Carimi, Nate Solder, Anthony Costanzo, or Mike Pouncey, but they draft Danny Watkins 26 years old with only 1 year of football experience.
At this point Andy Reid better come up with one hell of a game plan against the San Fransisco 49ers, because they lose to them and go 1-2 in the conference this town will be calling for his head along with Juan Castillo’s. They have a tough schedule after the bye week, playing teams, like Buffalo that just beat the New England Patriots which they also play along with the Jets, Cowboys, and NFC East leaders The Washington Redskins. The Eagles have a lot of questions about their team and right now seems like they don’t have answer.