OUR coaches are trash.
EAGLES 22 – RAIDERS 33
New categories include an EXCLUSIVE weekly Offensive Line Report (Rushing TD’s + 3rd and 4th downs converted:missed of 2 yards or less – sacks allowed); as well as Drive Killer (Int – FR – 4th down Tackles – FF – TD).
Passing: (S) QB Jalen Hurts (18/34 – 52.9% – 236 – 2 – 0)
Rushing: (S) QB Jalen Hurts (13 – 61 – 4.6 – 0 – 1)
Receiving: (S) TE Dallas Goedert (5 – 3 – 70 – 23.3 – 0)
Offensive Line Report: (1 + 3:1 – 2)
Drive Killer: (S) CB Avonte Maddox (1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0)
Sack Leader: NO QUALIFIER
I hear you asking, “What about all the stuff that stats don’t reveal?” Well, that’s the reason for these Four Things articles. It’s to point out what we need to address BEFORE the game. Then AFTER the game, there’s a no-bullshit assessment of whether or not the Eagles did any of what they needed to do, to ensure the win.
So how much of what I mentioned in Four Things: Raiders did the Eagles actually get around to doing? Well let’s see:
1) Run the Ball: The first drive of the the game featured 5 run plays en route to a game opening touchdown. RB Miles Sanders (6 – 30 – 5.0 – 0 – 0) saw one more carry, then was lost for the game, on the reception that immediately followed it. A funny thing happened after that.
Back-up RB Kenneth Gainwell (5 – 20 – 4.0 – 0 – 0) saw just 5 hand-offs, compared to RB Boston Scott (7 – 24 – 3.4 – 1 – 0), who hadn’t seen a carry all season until today. Understand, Gainwell had 4 carries, and was targeted 8 times, as a receiver. However, the way the coaching staff broke up the carries between Gainwell and Scott, tells the world what they think of Gainwell as an NFL RB. Scott also got key red zone work. (NOT DONE)
2) Lots of Deep Passing:
There were a couple of nice 20+ yard passes, but most of it was Hurts doing his depressingly familiar and repetitive hold the ball too long, then boot right while hardly noticing the guy on his heels, before winging it somewhere in the general direction of away from him. That’s how he ended up completing less than 53% of his passes. (NOT DONE)
3) Call a Dentist: All we had to do, was hit their QB a couple times early, and it would have taken him completely out of his game. We’d have defanged the Bumble. Instead, we couldn’t within a 50$ cab ride of the QB. The result was that the other team’s QB went 31/34 passing. In percentage, that’s 91.1. In words: Ninety-one, point one. En Espanol: Noventa y uno con uno. Can I be clearer? Watch me.
On a day when we needed to hold Derek Carr (31/34 – 91.1% – 323 – 2 – 1) to less than 63% accuracy, WE gave the motherfucker a GOT-damn career day!! If he hadn’t come into the game as the Raiders all-time leading passer, we’d have found a way to make that shit happen for him too. (NOT DONE)
4) Disrupt Waller: TE Darren Waller hurt his ankle Saturday, and so he was inactive Sunday. So this was done, but not by us. (NOT APPLICABLE)
This weeks score is 0 for Four Things. Three things actually, because we can’t take credit for Waller not being a factor in this game. Next week we travel to Detroit to face the 0 – 7 Lions. And let me tell you this:
On The Whole:
After the game I went to PBS and watched ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’. (I needed to smile.) Later on, I circled back and watched DT Fletcher Cox (2 – 0 – 0 – 0) barely contain his frustration at the podium, in his post game press conference. I watched Head Coach Nick Sirianni, and Jalen Hurts, as well.
Despite no one buying our Shotgun play-action, expect to see it next week. Expect our 6’1 QB to keep having Screen passes batted down, when he’s not holding the ball too long, leading to ineligible man downfield penalties. Expect Hurts to lead us in rushing again, because when his first read is covered, he takes off to his right. Let me tell you, this is a team with no answers. Sirianni is a coach with no answers.
This is why he keeps repeating the same things at his pressers.
Funny thing is, I’m not all that bent up about the Offense.
While some will want to hammer the Offense, I’m wondering why control of the Defense isn’t being taken from Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon. His Defense makes every opponent look unstoppable. So how is it that he’s somehow credited with being better suited to the job, than the sandwich I just ate?
I would ask what’s wrong with our pass rush. If we had any. Same with our underneath coverage. Or our defensive interior vs the run. We’re bad in all phases of defense. How is that a thing?! We suck at everything! How is this a thing?!
And in all of this, not a word from Jeff Lurie.