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Another week. Another loss. This week was very expected but my oh my did we get an unexpected game. Did we witness the beginning of the Jalen Hurts regime or was it a wakeup call for Carson? There are grades to go around and here they come:
Was Jim Schwartz's defense woefully underprepared again? Yes. Did Doug abandon the run game against the 24th ranked rushing defense? Yes. Did he wait too long to replace Carson Wentz? Maybe. Fact of the matter is when your team is 3-8-1 and you are having a QB controversy between your franchise player and a 2nd round draft pick, your grade here isn't good.
I said on the post-game show last night, that 12 weeks into this season I still don't understand who this team is. I know they aren't a good team. Coaching is a colossal problem not to mention lack of player development. In fact, player regression has come to the forefront.
If it was just Carson, its an F. He played exceptionally poorly for 2.5 quarters. Accuracy was awful and his one deep pass was lucky to get where he threw it. Some of the sacks he took were almost exclusively on him for holding the ball too long and some were because of a decrepit offensive line.
Jalen Hurts came in and didn't light the world on fire but he looked significantly more comfortable than Wentz did. He moved in the pocket and completed some deep passes. He was the only QB for the Eagles that looked capable of leading the team yesterday. Still threw a bad INT but played well in relief.
The big concern here comes from the post game. Carson looked like a defeated man who didn't stand up and clearly say 'this is my team and I'm QB 1.' The lack of leadership is apparent and problematic.
16 carries combined for 59 yards. Not good enough and not nearly enough chances. I can't keep grading this group low when Doug or whoever is calling the plays refuses to utilize the best position group on this team. The fact that Miles Sanders only touched the ball 10 times yesterday against the number 24 ranked rushing defense in the NFL speaks volumes for how out of touch this coaching staff is.
4 combined catches for 91 yards. Are you kidding me? No separation from the line and bad route running. Alshon has zero speed anymore and no catches for another week. War