How low can the Eagles go?
Most people thought losing to John Skelton and the Arizona Cardinals at home would be rock bottom for the “dream team.”
They were wrong.
The pathetic effort against the New England Patriots tells me this team has officially waved the white flag and is already beginning to schedule their vacation plans for January 2. They have an embarrassing 1-5 record at home and are likely going to be without both QB Michael Vick and WR Jeremy Maclin for Thursday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Eagles are forced to have a grand total of two days to practice and prepare for Seattle, then fly literally all the way to the other side of the country to play a team they rarely ever meet. It’s really not fair, but the 49ers and Jets have been force to do as much in the last two weeks, so nobody is feeling sorry for them.
With the embarrassing antics and play of DeSean Jackson slowly dividing the locker room, coach Andy Reid has lost control and is now getting tuned out by the players.
The organization underestimated the amount of time a team needs playing together in order to develop the proper chemistry to trust each other. That’s why the three-headed monster in the secondary has been such a colossal disappointment.
With Vince Young set to start for the third time in a row, the only player on the entire team that you know will put up numbers is LeSean McCoy. Everybody else is a toss-up and that’s awful news if you’re an Eagles fan.
The Seahawks are an effective 11th against the run and will likely stack eight in the box to force Young to beat them. With the incredible home field advantage backing them, expect the Eagles to lose against a feisty Tavaris Jackson and fall to 4-8 and officially declare Philly the most disappointing team in the NFL.
A new low will be set.