It had been over four years since the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New York Giants. They’d swept the Giants in three consecutive seasons coming into 2020. Those streaks are dead and gone after an embarrassing and sloppy 27-17 loss in New York.
How did we get to to here? What happened from 2017 to now that the Eagles can only be seen as a frustrating, underperforming mess?
For starters, their franchise quarterback is having the worst year of his career. Their once celebrated head coach is hearing calls for him to give up play-calling after another lifeless game plan. Their starting receivers and offensive line have seen a bajillion iterations since the beginning of the off-season.
Their seasoned defensive coach is getting dominated nearly every week while his players of choice continue to be net negatives. Special teams? Find me an antonym for “special”. Ordinary? That would be giving them too much credit.
A lot has gone wrong not only this year but on the road to here since the Eagles were the toast of the town a few years ago. It’s hard to point at one defining decision that could explain this collapse, but nearly every decision and every gamble has had the same, abysmal result.
So, what happens next? Does Doug Pederson give up the play-calling? To whom? Is he on the hot seat? Or is he saved by just how dug in the Eagles are with Carson Wentz’s contract? Into which sun is Jim Schwartz fired?
We dig into these questions and also talk about the “football game” that transpired between the Eagles and Giants on The Kist & Solak Show #206! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load.