Okay... I just have to put some things out there so that I can externalize them rather than internalize them. I'm not crying, I don't expect this season to be successful, so it's not worth being sad about. I'm also fairly okay with winning a super bowl and being bad for 5 years after, so the Eagles get a pass from me for the next couple years. With that as a preface:
This team is BS garbage hot mess trash.
The DC talks about being multiple and not giving away the gameplan all off-season, then we march out zone defense for 80% of the season so far. I'd be fine with bend/don't break mentality, but this team isn't even tough in the red zone. It's a bend, bend, bend, break defense. What happened to ripping at the ball all the time? Have they punched one ball out, without a helmet? Missed assignments, poor tackling, giving up 5 yards per run play... it's all bad. How about we actually cover all of the offensive players in the red zone? The linebackers are trash. I'm tired of the try-hard whiteboys, the project "development" guy, and the Vikings leftovers. The secondary isn't much better. Great PBU by Maddox today, great INTs by Slay, but let's not let Sam Darnold going full Sam Darnold confuse things - a good QB can torch this secondary. They just haven't needed to because the run defense is so bad. Overall the defensive scheme, talent, and execution have all been sub-par. Add on to that the STUPID penalties... I struggle to find 3 names I want in this defense 2 years from now. The only saving graces have been Hargrave and Cox... maybe Sweat... but that only gets you so far, and Cox isn't getting any younger. I'm done hoping Barnett pulls his head out of his ass.
As for the offense, Jesus Christ in Heaven, please save my heart from watching this team get into third and long situations. To be blunt - Jalen Hurts is not the guy right now. Maybe he can be the guy in 2 years, but I doubt it. I don't want to watch the QB throw the ball away on third down 4-5 times per game. It's the smart decision when you do it once or twice with no better options, not the whole game. His only skillset seems to be rolling to his right and throwing it up for Devonta. I hear he can run the ball, but so far our coaching staff doesn't seem smart enough to utilize that well. Hurts seems like a really nice dude, and a good leader, and I'll root for him as long as he's under center, but I think the front office will only be as loyal as their options. Hurts is actually low on my list of concerns for the offense. I'm ready for a new offensive coordinator to take over play-calling. At what point do injuries across 4 spots of the O-line become symptoms of bigger issues than bad luck? Does this team have wide receivers other than Devonta Smith? Beyond that, why is every red zone play a pick play? I don't think it's working Nick. Nothing but questions on offense.
Aside from being a terrible WR... can Reagor just stop being on special teams? I'd rather see Ward catch the ball and fall down than Reagor's backward-running-to-try-to-make-a-big-play stupid selfish BS he does. The special teams have looked terrible too. The FGs/punting have been fine, and props to those guys, but coverage on kickoffs/punts and returns on the same have been lackluster at best.
Overall, pretty terrible team.