For the Philadelphia Eagles, this wasn’t the way the season was supposed to start.
After the Eagles went all in during the offseason—acquiring high-profile players such as Nnamdi Asomugha, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Babin and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie—the team was supposed to be an instant Super Bowl contender, cruising to a division title and finally bringing home the first Lombardi trophy in the history of the franchise.
When newly acquired backup quarterback Vince Young had the audacity to proclaim the Eagles as the “Dream Team,” it only added pressure to an Eagles team that has already fallen short over and over again in 12 years under current head coach Andy Reid.
At 1-3, the Eagles aren’t dead yet, but they’re certainly on the outside looking in after losing three straight games for the first time in a season since 2007. And they’re not just losing games; they’re embarrassing themselves, as seen in the last three fourth-quarter collapses, during which the Eagles have been outscored 36-0.
Saving the season at this point isn’t easy but it isn’t impossible either. Here are four things that can be done for the Eagles to bounce back from their treacherous 1-3 start.