This Philadelphia Eagles defense isn’t stepping up.
Jim Schwartz’s defense has been a solid unit over the course of the past few seasons (with a few hiccups like football’s biggest game of course), but through two games in 2020, the Philadelphia Eagles defense has been abused.
In the first half against the Rams, Jared Goff pieced together what might be the best start to a game by a quarterback all season. Philly didn’t force a Goff incompletion until his 14th (!) pass attempt. That’s mind-numbing considering the defense wasn’t surprised by what McVay was tossing at them. Perhaps, Howard Eskin puts it best.
Through two games, the $100 million man, better known as Fletcher Cox, has been a nonfactor. He isn’t getting much push on pass plays and he’s been average on running plays, but for a guy who has been heralded as the league’s top defensive tackle outside of Aaron Donald (if you haven’t started grading the Kansas City Chiefs’ Chris Jones higher, he is sorely underperforming for the second year in a row.