Position Grades Week 7 vs Giants

Let me start by saying this. I am excited that the Eagles found a way to win. This was a must win game and they won.

Now, let me be controversial: I have NO TIME for defensive players who feel the need to flex when they are 1-4-1 and you are going against a team that is 1-5. The amount of "look at this play we just made" that our defense did while we were losing is pathetic. Do something excellent and then celebrate.

This Giants team was ranked second to last in offense in the NFL going into this game. The Eagles put up 28 and 29 points against excellent Steelers and Ravens teams. They were only able to muster an anemic 22 points against a bad (and I do mean BAD) Giants team.

But now we are sitting here at 2-4-1. This season isn't over because we can still win the division. We desperately need some pieces in place though if we are going to compete because we can't keep putting anybody who happens to be healthy on the field each week.

Coaches : D

How is it that Jim Schwartz can prepare his team for a portion of the game but then fall apart so much? How is it that Doug can get his players to score on the first drive and then find almost zero rhythm after that. Carson never was able to get into a rhythm and it showed. The 7 steps drops continued and Carson got knocked down a lot. The 2 point conversions that are just a joke anymore.

On the first drive, no huddle worked. Getting it to DJax worked. Both of those things were practically forgotten about after the 1st drive.

The defense started out so strong. Schwartz blitzed more. But those blitzers never got to the QB and Jones was able to pick them apart.

And WHY do you have DJax returning punts? He is so often injured and you just got him back. You need him at WR and I wouldn't be surprised if his season is over.

The coaches are calling the plays they want to, not for the players hey have and their skill sets."

QBs: C+

If this was based on just the first drive of the game, Carson would've gotten a very high mark. But after that drive where Wentz marched the team down the field with ease, he began playing hero ball again. He held the ball entirely too long, threw off his backfoot, was pathetically inaccurate to open receiver, threw bad BAD INTs in the redzone. Add that to getting called for intentional grounding and sacks throughout the game. I adore Carson Wentz and think he is one of the toughest players in the NFL with the hits he takes and the players he has to play with. He needs to take care of himself though.