The Eagles are on the cusp of having a second consecutive season with two 1,000-yard WRs, and a 1,000-yard RB, and yet both wide receivers seem miserable.
D’Andre Swift needs just 12 more yards to hit 1,000, but DeVonta Smith crossed the mark in the team’s win over the Giants on Monday. Smith had four catches for 79 yards and a touchdown, but when asked about his success post-game, the WR was not focused on the positives.
“We’re not playing good football right now. As an offense, we’re not where we want to be. I’m not satisfied. Yeah, we got 11 wins. I’m not happy. It needs to be better for what I want to do, what everybody else in here wants to do, what we want to be. We’re nowhere near that, so no, I’m not happy.”
At least Smith had something to say, when A.J. Brown — who had 6 catches for 80 yards against the Giants, and now has 1,394 yards on the season — was asked to talk after the game, he instead opted to stay quiet and even challenged being fined for it.
#Eagles AJ Brown declined to talk in locker room. Said “I was taught if I had nothing could to say to not say anything. I’ll take the fine if I have to”— Ed Kracz (@kracze) December 26, 2023
There were definitely glaring issues for the Eagles this week, but they did manage to win against a division opponent and break their three-game losing streak. They also put up 520 total yards of offense, and despite turnovers, were more efficient than they’ve been in weeks.
Smith and Brown don’t seem too interested in the upward trajectory this win could lead to, and it seems notable that most of the frustrations — at least outwardly — appear to come from one single position group.