Another week, another loss, another week of yelling at each other about the how and the way. The Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks is just another drop in the ocean of terribleness that has been the 2020 season.
It was also another inexplicably bad passing day against another explicitly bad passing defense, which has the fan base once again searching for answers and/or scapegoats. The biggest problem is the answer:scapegoat ratio is a blowout for the negative side. From general manager to third string offensive lineman, you’d have a pretty good case for them being a massive problem, perhaps even the problem if you’re inclined to be forgiving of others.
That includes Doug Pederson, with whom the buck stops. It includes Carson Wentz, who at times is a true victim of the situation around him and at times worse than the context used to defend him. It includes the “weapons” Wentz and Pederson have at their disposal, which have been underwhelming and inconsistent. The same can be said for an offensive line that saw it’s tenth iteration in eleven games.
Even accounting for those drops, PFF has Carson 27th of 29 in adjusted completion % among engrained starters.— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) December 1, 2020
It's either bad throws or bad drops or bad something else. It's all bad. https://t.co/zaieFduB4J
No matter who you blame, -5 net passing yards at half against the Seahawks defense is inexcusable and garbage time heroics aren’t going to salvage it. It’s all bad; there’s no hiding that.
What can the Eagles do to fix it? The most drastic change they can make to the on-field product is likely a quarterback change, but that seems off the table. If there’s any shift on that front, it seems it will be gradual. That could mean a quasi-two quarterback system that is a disservice to both.
On The Kist & Solak Show #211 we tried our best to make sense of it all in the context of the Eagles loss to the Seahawks, but I can’t promise you won’t come away with even more questions. Listen to it on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load.