EaglesTwitter Takes: Here’s how everyone was feeling following the Eagles loss to Cowboys
21 October 2019 Eagles News
Yesterday’s loss is still fresh in our minds, but right after it is when your emotions are high and the reactions are the purest. I took to Twitter to ask how everyone felt about the game. I’m going to share and break down some of the best below.
Firstly, great points are made here.
We wait all day (techincally all week because of the terrible vikings loss) and they gave us ZERO positives today.
Started from the first series and just never ended, that's all 3 phases.
— Brandon D Banks. (@ReggaeBass4me) October 21, 2019
The Eagles complete lack of preparation, leadership, confidence, perseverance, and utterly shameful execution was the LAST thing I needed to see tonight. Simply embarrassing. My birds truly crushed me with that abysmal dreck. I need a day to figure out how I feel moving forward.
— Grimy Dirtbag Dirty (@Grimy_VA) October 21, 2019
The Eagles had pretty much a whole week to prepare for the Dallas Cowboys. Yet, they look totally outmatched every week from a preparation standpoint. A slow start didn’t help, but overall the Eagles just didn’t look like they were prepared to take on the Cowboys.
Could this all be from a source greater than just lack of preparation. Is there a rift in the locker room? Our own Brenden Deeg brings up a great point here.
There is something wrong with this team internally right now. The team looked flat and un motivated. After the Josina leaks this week, and whatever that performance was, it is obvious this team has a serious leadership issue That game was an all time low for Doug Pederson era. https://t.co/dOQv8IIGYY
— Brenden Deeg (@eaglestalk_) October 21, 2019
Something isn’t right with this team and it could be deeper than just X’s and O’s. Chemistry is a big thing in sports and through seven games, there’s zero chemistry on the field.
These anonymous reports have not been a good look for the team and it’s possible they could have had a bigger effect on the locker room then we first thought. Regardless, this isn’t a team right now, just a bunch of individuals.
This team is not very good. Lacking speed EVERYWHERE. Slow and shaky corners in a scheme that leaves them with no/poor safety help with huge cushions that teams pick apart. Need a new DC/fire Groh and need someone not named Howie to draft guys. We haven’t had a good draft in ages
— Jim Shorts (@jimshorts93) October 21, 2019
I’ve said it before as well, this offense is slow and stagnant. The loss of wide receiver Desean Jackson to injury doesn’t help, however, he shouldn’t be the sole one responsible for bringing electricity to the offense. Without him, they’re just not good.
Been flat and predictable since last year on offense(not counting when Foles came in), no sense of urgency with this team at all. Today was a good way to make a statement and they went to sleep 😕
— CoupeDeChill (@CadillacMack15) October 21, 2019
Like the above tweet points out, they’re very predictable and slow. Just not a good look for a team that should have a lot of weapons and a diverse attack.
This brings into question Doug Pederson’s play calling. This tweet below explains the issue there.
Jalen wasn’t going to fix this
We have no help at WR
Our LBs look confused
We spent too much on Darby and BG
Frank Reich is deeply missed
Running plays are putrid
Secondary can’t stop a nosebleed
We are the laughingstock of the NFL
— Christopher Goldhammer🇦🇬⚖️🦅 (@harlemsdiplomat) October 21, 2019
Last night, the Eagles had an opportunity to get back into the game and they got stopped on three straight running attempts the drive after scoring their lone touchdown. They were backed up, however, the Eagles moved the ball well before that drive, there was no reason to play conservative like that.
That could be an easy fix, however the defense is a different story. The last two weeks same them concede over 70 points. Something needs to change there and removing Jim Schwartz could be a help, however, fixing the defense is a bigger fix than we think.
If there’s one positive, it’s Carson Wentz and that’s it as this last tweet points out.
the issues on this team run deep, we have a franchise QB under contract, that may be the lone positive right now
— Zach Kressler (@ZachKres) October 21, 2019
Having that building block is extremely important and it’s extremely hard to find. The Eagles are having a tough season, but with him at quarterback, building around him shouldn’t be too hard of a challenge, however, you never know.
Next time the Eagles are out on the field, they’re up against the 5-1 Buffalo Bills. Hopefully this time next week, the reactions are much more positive!
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