5 Decisions that wrecked this 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season

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4. These are the worst personnel decisions Philadelphia Eagles fans have seen.

This needs to be said. While Doug Pederson has made some questionable decisions and while there are times when none of us know what Jim Schwartz is doing, those guys have forgotten more about football than any of us will ever know. It’s just hard to know what those guys are thinking when Doug abandons a run game that’s actually working and Schwartz sticks with Nathan Gerry when Alex Singleton is a much better football player.

Seriously, every Eagles fan could see that early. What took Jim Schwartz so long to catch up to the rest of us?

Why was Michael Jacquet asked to stay in the game in Week 16 when it was clear that the logical solution was to move Jalen Mills from safety to cornerback and bring K’Von Wallace in to play safety? Eventually, Schwartz again caught up with the rest of us, but by then, Jacquet had been targeted nine times.

The result? It wasn’t pretty. Michael Jacquet gave up seven catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns. For whatever reason, Philly’s defensive coordinator didn’t catch on to that as fast as the rest of us did. It’s just the latest in a series of bad personnel decisions that include getting rid of the wrong defensive back toward the middle of the season.

Does anyone have logical explanations for why safety Will Parks was cut and why Nickell Robey-Coleman still has a spot on this team’s roster?