By Mike Burke
After opening the season with two dominant quarters, the Eagles defense seem to have showed their true colors over the last six quarters. Against the Redskins, they had a large lead and shifted towards a “let’s try not to blow this” mentality. Against the Chargers, they were horrific from beginning to end. Just how bad were they on Sunday? I think this tweet sums it up pretty well.
— Ryan Messick 973ESPN (@rm973) September 16, 2013
Although I currently find the entire Eagles defense appalling, my biggest concern has to be a secondary that allowed Philip Rivers to throw for 419 yards and seemingly couldn’t step up on just about any third down situation.
I think one of the things that people are overlooking is the injury to Bradley Fletcher. If he plays in Sunday’s game, it would have allowed Brandon Boykin to play in the slot where it seemed the Chargers were doing whatever they wanted in the middle of the field. Instead, Boykin was forced to play outside while the Eagles …read more