Wednesday , August 4 2021

Defending the Super Bowl Champion 4-6 Eagles Are What They Said They Are




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The lament of Eagles fans to this day is how their team is not as bad as their 4-5 records show.

By playing here or there … that's 4th-and-15 overtime stopped against Tennessee .. a smarter decision by Carson Wentz on a potential drive to win against Carolina after the Eagles had exploded leading 17-0 .. not to be fooled by a fake kick or quick screen on 3rd-and-15 against Dallas, and they can easily have two or three more wins.

Is there validity for that – because the five losses with a combined 22 points– they can't say it anymore. & Nbsp; Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints left no doubt on the 2018 Eagle, who swore after winning Super Bowl LII that this is a "new norm" and expecting more than the same, is exactly what their 4-6 notes say.

The 48-7 shame they faced at the Super Bowl champions at Superdome – the biggest loss suffered by the Super Bowl champions – explained clearly how wide the gap between them and the elite of the NFL.

Yes, NFC East can still be won, especially now because the first 6-4 Redskins have lost quarterback Alex Smith for this season with a broken leg. & Nbsp; But why do people believe that Eagle is able to assemble enough victories to win it?

At this point, how confident are you, they can beat Eli Manning and the Giants team that will come to town with two consecutive wins? & Nbsp; Particularly factoring how to eradicate secondary, with the latest rookie Avonte Maddox to join a long list of injuries. & Nbsp; & nbsp; Particularly knowing this is a defense that almost never flips the field with turnovers (only seven throughout the season), does a poor job in handling in the open field and does not have a lot of pass rush.

As for the offense to be too one-dimensional, what was run was only used as an occasional diversion to passing games which was pretty much held in check by the 9-1 Saints. & Nbsp; & nbsp; After a tight end, Zach Ertz abused the Cowboys with 14 catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns, New Orleans was all around No. 86, limiting him to just two catches for 15 yards.

But there was no one else to take slack, with Wentz having what he considered to be one of his worst games, only 19-for-33 for 156 yards with three interceptions. & Nbsp; In addition to one brief glowing moment, when rookie Josh Adams burst in the middle for a 28-yard touchdown to make it 17-7 in the middle of the second period, nothing was celebrated.

Meanwhile, if possible, defense is even worse. & Nbsp; The Saints scored on 86, 84, 75 and 84 yards in the first round only. & Nbsp; Brees had all day to wait for the receiver to be open to secondary players filled with otherwise free players and training teams. & Nbsp; Like his Hall of Fame, he tore them for 363 yards and four goals while Mark Ingram rushed 103 yards and two scores.

But as complete as the massacre, Doug Pederson insists his team is there fighting along the way. & Nbsp; After all "Look in the mirror" and "Trust me, we will fix this," cliche & eacute; he threw away after losing 27-20 weeks to the Cowboys, he still tried to lift this one as a bad day at the office.

"I told them not to hang their heads and to trust me," said Pederson, who had no problems with Saints coach Sean Payton trying to raise the score late. & Nbsp; "They hugged it.

"We will work on Tuesday, roll up our sleeves and start working."

Who knows if he really believes all that? & Nbsp; Wentz said the same thing, but admitted this was indeed, embarrassing. & Nbsp; He also repeated familiar strings.

"This is a different season," said Wentz, who claimed to have misread several covers and miscommunicated the recipient. & Nbsp; "Different year. Different team.

"Right now we have to find a way. & Nbsp; This is a new year and we have to get back up, & nbsp; Today we have just been severely beaten and severely beaten.

"We have several matches that will determine our season. & Nbsp; But the products we issue are not in accordance with our standards. "

A Super Bowl championship doesn't make you the "gold standard" to use the old Jeffrey Lurie line. & Nbsp; But it is clear that this Eagle has never approached the level expected of many of them.

Start with the departure of offensive coordinator Frank Reich to Indianapolis and coach quarterback coach John DeFilippo to Minnesota. & Nbsp; Add constant disruption outside of the season that comes with wins – TV talk show shows, hit banquet circuits, and write books in the case of Pederson and Nick Bowl MVP Nick Foles. & Nbsp; Then factoring all injuries on both sides of the ball and it was a struggle from the start.

Grasping the target unsuccessfully, Returning to being an underdog – like last year – hasn't functioned yet. & Nbsp; So what's left?

With six weeks to go, Elang looks like a dead team walking in the green and white night, counting the days until it's finally finished. While they say what they believe is the right thing, their actions speak volumes if not.

And regardless of how many of those protesting, it seems like the wise old prophet like Bill Parcells called it right again.

Champs Super Bowl or not, that's what their notes say.

The Saints made miserable lives for Carson Wentz and the Eagles today, fired him three times and forced three interceptions in a 48-7 blast from the Super Bowl champions. & Nbsp; (Photo by Wesley Hitt / Getty Images)Getty

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The lament of Eagles fans to this day is how their team is not as bad as their 4-5 records show.

By playing here or there … that's 4th-and-15 overtime stopped against Tennessee .. a smarter decision by Carson Wentz on a potential drive to win against Carolina after the Eagles had exploded leading 17-0 .. not to be fooled by a fake kick or quick screen on 3rd-and-15 against Dallas, and they can easily have two or three more wins.

Is there validity for that – because the five losses with a combined 22 points– they can't say it anymore. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints left no doubt on the 2018 Eagle, who swore after winning Super Bowl LII that this is a "new norm" and expecting more than the same, is exactly what their 4-6 notes say.

The 48-7 shame they faced at the Super Bowl champions at Superdome – the biggest loss suffered by the Super Bowl champions – explained clearly how wide the gap between them and the elite of the NFL.

Yes, NFC East can still be won, especially now because the first 6-4 Redskins have lost quarterback Alex Smith for this season with a broken leg. But why do people believe that Eagle is able to assemble enough victories to win it?

At this point, how confident are you, they can beat Eli Manning and the Giants team that will come to town with two consecutive wins? Especially factoring on how to eradicate secondary is, with the latest rookie Avonte Maddox to join a long list of injuries. Particularly knowing this is a defense that almost never flips the field with turnovers (only seven throughout the season), does a poor job in handling in the open field and does not have a lot of pass rush.

As for the offense to be too one-dimensional, running was only used as an occasional diversion for passing games which was pretty much held in check by the 9-1 Saints. After a tight end, Zach Ertz abused the Cowboys with 14 catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns, New Orleans was all around No. 86, limiting him to just two catches for 15 yards.

But there was no one else to take slack, with Wentz having what he considered to be one of his worst games, only 19-for-33 for 156 yards with three interceptions. In addition to one brief glowing moment, when rookie Josh Adams burst in the middle for a 28-yard touchdown to make it 17-7 in the middle of the second period, nothing was celebrated.

Meanwhile, if possible, defense is even worse. The Saints scored on 86, 84, 75 and 84 yards in the first round only. Brees has all day to wait for the receiver to be open to secondary players filled with players who are declared free of punishment and practice the squad. Like his Hall of Fame, he tore them for 363 yards and four goals while Mark Ingram rushed 103 yards and two scores.

But as complete as the massacre, Doug Pederson insists his team is there fighting along the way. After all "Look in the mirror" and "Believe me, we will fix this," the cliche he threw away after losing 27-20 weeks to the Cowboys, he still tried to lift this one as a bad day at the office.

"I told them not to hang their heads and to trust me," said Pederson, who had no problems with Saints coach Sean Payton trying to raise the score late. "They hugged it.

"We will work on Tuesday, roll up our sleeves and start working."

Who knows if he really believes all that? Wentz said the same thing, but admitted this was indeed, embarrassing. He also repeated familiar strings.

"This is a different season," said Wentz, who claimed to have misread several covers and miscommunicated the recipient. "Different year. Different team.

"Now we have to find a way. This is a new year and we have to get back up. Today we were just beaten and badly beaten.

"We have several matches that will determine our season. But the products we issue are not in accordance with our standards. "

A Super Bowl championship doesn't make you the "gold standard" to use the old Jeffrey Lurie line. But it is clear that this Eagle has never approached the level expected of many of them.

Start with the departure of offensive coordinator Frank Reich to Indianapolis and coach quarterback coach John DeFilippo to Minnesota. Add constant disruption outside of the season that comes with wins – TV talk show shows, hit banquet circuits, and write books in the case of Pederson and Nick Bowl MVP Nick Foles. Then factoring all injuries on both sides of the ball and it was a struggle from the start.

Grasping the target unsuccessfully, Returning to being an underdog – like last year – hasn't functioned yet. So what's left?

With six weeks to go, Elang looks like a dead team walking in the green and white night, counting the days until it's finally finished. While they say what they believe is the right thing, their actions speak volumes if not.

And regardless of how many of those protesting, it seems like the wise old prophet like Bill Parcells called it right again.

Champs Super Bowl or not, that's what their notes say.

The Saints made life miserable for Carson Wentz and the Eagles today, fired him three times and forced three interceptions in their 48-7 blast from the Super Bowl champions. (Photo by Wesley Hitt / Getty Images)Getty


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