Eagles Are Blown Out By A Bad Redskins Football TeamBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Sunday, November 18th, 2012
I know Reid and Mornhinweg were hoping Nick Foles would be able to help get the offense going against a mediocre Washington Redskins defense. That hope is no longer there. Foles had lot of problems executing the offense. He was going against one of the worst defenses in the NFL and still couldn’t get the job done.
Foles was 21-46 for 204 yards for a 44.5 completion percentage. He threw two interceptions and threw no touchdowns. The first interception wasn’t his fault. He was off target many times with his throws and was in jeopardy of having more interceptions.
Howard Mudd and the Eagles offensive line performed so poorly, they should have been left in Washington after the game. They were either jumping offsides, holding, or getting beaten for sacks the entire game.
I think the fact that Jake Scott, who was signed this week, was able to start over a healthy first round draft pick, Danny Watkins, says everything.
Birds tight end Brent Celek was given the chance this year to be a bigger part of the Birds offense, especially in the red zone. He’s been awful with dropped passes, dropped TD passes and pass interference penalties.
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has to be more careful with the football in a situation where he’s running out the clock at the end of the half. He was holding the football like he was out in the open field, despite the fact that he was cutting back in the middle of a crowd.
Eagles new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is making Juan Castillo look like a great defensive coordinator. Today his defense let rookie Robert Griffin III complete of 14 of 15 passes for 200 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating. How could any decent defensive coordinator let a rookie quarterback complete that high of a percentage of their passes? The Eagles defense under Castillo gave up some comebacks late in games, but the defense under Bowles starts out the game poorly and gets worse as the game goes along.
Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has been horrible in the secondary. Last week he missed a tackle on Felix Jones’ touchdown run which was unforgivable. This week he turned Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson totally loose. This has been happening all season long. Asomugha is always turning somebody loose in the secondary.
Eagles defensive end Jason Babin did get a sack, but the defensive line was virtually nonexistent most of the day. RG III had all day on most of the passing plays.
His battery mate, Trent Cole should have been benched earlier in the season. He’s not even getting close to get a sack nowadays. If they would have sat down some of these defensive ends at the beginning of the season, it might have gotten the attention of the rest of the guys on the defensive line. The rules should be if you do not produce, you will not play.
Mychal Kendricks has hit the rookie wall in a very bad way, he’s going backwards as a player. He doesn’t get off blocks any more and doesn’t have the burst in his legs. The youngster used to close on ball carriers, but now he has ball carriers run away from him a consistent basis.
Eagles safety Kurt Coleman was totally overwhelmed by Redskins receivers. He’s just too small to be an effective NFL safety.
Nate Allen isn’t a NFL caliber safety either. He’s not aggressive enough, doesn’t hit hard and he’s always a day late and a dollar short. I’m really disappointed in him because he never seems to get his hands on the football. This isn’t a good thing to say about a safety.
The most troubling thing about Allen is the fact that it reminds me we’re going to have the organization run by the guy who drafted Allen and Watkins, Howie Roseman. This is the number one issue for the Eagles going forward. How can you turn this organization over to Roseman?
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