Philadelphia Eagles: Studs and duds from a Week 12 catastrophe

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Two Philadelphia Eagles whose names won’t surprise anyone.

Dud: Howie Roseman, General Manager.

What? Oh, you thought the entire Eagles fanbase was going to watch D.K. Metcalf turn in 177 yards, Jalen Hurts sit on the bench, and Jalen Reagor stink it up after another stellar performance by Justin Jefferson and just sit by idly with nothing to say on the matter?

Okay, there may be some logical reasons for him passing on Metcalf, but some of the players he’s drafted and some of the roster decisions that he’s made have been atrocious. Howie Roseman needs to take responsibility for the mess of a roster that he has created.

Let’s be honest, how many times did you cringe watching as Alshon Jeffery walked out onto the field? Roseman, who was once the Pro Football Writers Association Executive of the Year, is the man that lit the flame to this season’s dumpster fire. Nothing more needs to be added here.

Dud: Doug Pederson, Head Coach.

Roseman may have been the man lighting the dumpster fire’s flame, but Eagles head coach Doug Pederson dumped the gasoline onto the blaze. Coach’s game plans are never sound. His team always looks unprepared, and in Week 12, he was once again outcoached by Seahawks’ head coach, Pete Carroll.

Stale play-calling and a vanilla game plan wasn’t even the main issue. His personnel deployment was. Why wasn’t Travis Fulgham involved until the fourth quarter? Why did Miles Sanders only have six carries for the entire game? There’s absolutely no reason why any snaps should’ve been taken away from any young receiver and given to Jeffery. None.

Next. Where does this Eagles team go from here?. dark

Both Roseman and Pederson have been scrambling to fix this disaster of a season, but things are only getting worse. How can anyone get excited about next year’s draft when everyone knows Howie will make the wrong decision? Don’t be surprised if both of these guys are looking for new jobs next season.