Philadelphia Eagles: Heroes and zeroes heading into Week 15

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These Philadelphia Eagles will close out the zero’s side of this list.

Zero: Special teams unit

From Jake Elliott blowing a 22-yard field goal attempt to Greg Ward consistently failing as a punt returner to Corey Clement not knowing the situation during an onside kick, the special teams unit has botched so many plays this season that it’s safe to say that they’re now a giant liability for the Eagles.

Philly’s special teams unit used to be a weapon, but it’s incredible that special teams coach Dave Fipp still has a job. Guys typically don’t field punts well, and penalty flags typically follow any play where his unit is on the field.

Zero: Doug Pederson, head coach

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is still struggling with play calling and situational football. Though it’s frustrating to watch how many run plays were called in Week 14 when you compare that to what has happened over the course of every other game that has been played this season,  the largest issue is that the head coach is still calling dud plays that are killing drives.

Next. Hurts has energized this Philadelphia Eagles franchise. dark

Pederson is incapable of scheming receivers open when they’ve proven that they can’t win one-on-one matchups. His personnel choices are baffling. John Hightower was a healthy scratch. J.J Arcega-Whiteside has contributed nothing. Travis Fulgham was all but irrelevant as Alshon Jeffrey, for whatever reason is still on the lineup and taking way too many snaps. Yes, Philly won, but they won despite their coach, not because of him.