Ellis Hobbles: Why Ellis Hobbs Is To Blame For Eagles Loss Against Titans

Dominic PerilliContributor IIIOctober 24, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 24:  Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans catches a touchdown pass while defended by Ellis Hobbs #31 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFL game at LP Field on October 24, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans won 37-19.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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At the start of today's game versus the Tennessee Titans, I was optimistic that the Eagles were solid all around and would be able to pull out a win. As you know, my optimism turned to crap by 0:00 in the fourth quarter. In fact, it turned to crap when Kenny Britt caught his 80-yard touchdown pass. 

I would like to ask you all a question. Honestly, have any of you seen a cornerback perform any worse than Ellis Hobbs has so far this season? The guy is simply finished.

He got beat by Kenny Britt worse than a helpless piece of chicken on a butcher's wooden board. Every time Kenny Britt made a big play, it was because of Ellis Hobbs' inability to cover him.

Rookie safety Nate Allen was assigned the task of covering over top of Ellis Hobbs. With that said, I do believe that the 80-yard touchdown by Britt was blown coverage from Allen. 

In my opinion, instead of scratching rookie cornerback Trevard Lindley, why not activate him? Lindley is a very underrated cornerback and he is one-thousand times better than Ellis Hobbs.

Yes, the Eagles were only 1-of-4 in the red zone but if I am running the defense, Chris Johnson and Kenny Britt are getting shut down no matter what.

Ellis Hobbs looked absolutely horrible. He looked lost and intimidated. If he were in front of me right now, I'd say the same thing. He happens to get his haircut at my barber shop, so maybe I'll tell him when I see him. 

Sean McDermott is an awesome defensive coordinator but, dude, if you don't see how bad Hobbs played today, you shouldn't be in the NFL. I just hope to the man upstairs that the Eagles don't assign Hobbs to Reggie Wayne in a couple of weeks. 

Although this game made me sick to my stomach, I still have optimism that the Eagles will be in Dallas come February (especially since the title of top dog in the NFL is still iffy)!