2018 Philadelphia Eagles: From dreams to nightmares
By Alex DeMarzo
No Heart in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’
There is no disputing the Eagles are lacking the drive, intensity, and passion they had last year which led to the Super Bowl title run.
In nearly every game, it appears they are ‘phoning it in’ and just going through the motions. The coaches are getting shown up by the guys on the other sidelines, and their players are getting outplayed.
Take the last weeks game versus the Saints for example. Once the Eagles got down 17-0 early in the second quarter, they looked like a team who was not prepared and, quite frankly, didn’t want to be there in the first place.
Losing is never fun. That is understandable, but not giving your all on every play is inexcusable.
The only Eagles player all season who has played with passion and gave it his all till the last whistle is safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Matter-of-fact, Jenkins noticed his teammates lacking effort and made it known to the public.
Earlier this week, Jenkins spoke with the media where he aired out some of his frustrations with his teammate’s “demeanor” and “showing lack of fight.”
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Jeff McLane, the Eagles beat reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, reported Philly’s defensive tackle Fletcher Cox did not share the same sentiment.
In professional sports, a mediocre and underachieving season usually comes with locker room issues, but no one could’ve predicted the abundance of injuries the Eagles are suffering this year.