Philadelphia Eagles heroes and zeroes following loss versus 49ers

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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagle
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (R) (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

Philadelphia Eagles duds from Week 1

Nick Sirianni, head coach

Okay, let’s do some inventory. The Philadelphia Eagles are a young team. They’re in their home opener at Lincoln Financial Field. They’re up by three points and have all of the momenta in the first half, and twice, rather than give Jake Elliott a shot at two field goals, something this franchise is paying him $4.4 million this season to do, they call some pretty bad-looking plays that result in two turnover on downs.

One came after a 91-yard pass play, one the Birds didn’t score on.

We gave him credit last week. This week, we have to be equally as honest. You have to put your team in good spots, and Nick Sirianni has to take the points in those moments, especially when they’re coming at a premium.

Derek Barnett, defensive end

There’s no nice way to say this. The bone-headed plays by Derek Barnett come too frequently.

Barnett, who’s at times produced awful personal foul penalties at the worst of times, bailed the Niners out with another in Week 2. This one turned what would have been a 3rd-and-15 scenario into an automatic first down. K’Von Wallace added another shortly thereafter and erased a much-needed turnover.

In essence, two consecutive fumbles by the Niners offense were erased by two consecutive personal foul penalties. That can’t happen.

Oh, and speaking of Barnett, you noticed that Josh Sweat got his extension and Barnett didn’t, right? Trust and believe that wasn’t for no reason.