Five moves could help the Philadelphia Eagles put a game in the win column.
It’s unreasonable to think a team will finish an NFL season undefeated. Philadelphia Eagles fans were aware these ‘Birds’ weren’t perfect and that there were going to be some difficult games throughout the year, but no one in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ or anywhere else in the country could have foreseen the team starting the year with a 0-2-1 record.
Sure, right guard Brandon Brooks tore his Achilles in the offseason. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, whom the organization traded for on the last day of 2020’s NFL Draft, opted out of the season due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Prized free-agent defensive tackle Javon Hargrave sustained a pectoral injury in training camp and ended up missing the season opener. Still, there was a feeling that Philly was going to be pretty good in spite of these three developments.
Three weeks into the regular season, we now know that’s not the case. The team has been surrounded by poor coaching decisions, injuries, underperforming players, and contract rifts. All these issues have played a factor in a rough start, but none of this is acceptable and if they want to take control of their season. Things have to be done differently, and here are five moves that could help them turn their fortunes around.