The Eagles Defense Has To Do Some Soul Searching.

Posted September 15, 2013
Maybe it was just Rivers having one heck of a game, but honestly the defense came up small in this games as well. Far too many third down conversions. Desean Jackson should be a little upset with himself after that bone headed penalty, but in reality it wasn't like the defense was stoping anyone anyway. The Eagles special teams combined with some very stupid penalties on special teams by the Chargers kept them in long field positions for much of the game. Still the defense couldn't come up with critical third down stops all game. They were at times physical, but they simply weren't physical enough and the safety play by Nate Allen was fairly abysmal. Mike Vick made a flub or two here and there, but for the most part was outstanding. He ran when he had to, didn't take too many unnecessary hits, and was extremely smart with the football. The offense in my opinion capitalized as much as they could considering how poorly the defense played as a whole. On a side note thank you Andy Reid for knocking off the Cowboys. At least their one fake fan on this site will be quite for a week. I had the feeling this could be a letdown game do to the looming Andy Reid Bowl, and the fact the Chargers really needed this victory, but I don't feel the Eagles played poorly offensively. If you have a game where you score over thirty points more often than not you will win. Chalk this one up to the defensive players. I felt the defensive play calling in this game was fairly good, but the players failed to execute as often as they could have.
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