Philadelphia Eagles top 5 storylines after six weeks of the regular season

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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni is in over his head.

Despite a solid game plan in Week 1 and 4, the Eagles’ first-year head coach has had back-to-back bad games. Nick Sirianni’s play calling and time management have been, to be blunt, terrible, like, possibly, the worst we have seen in a long time.

In Week 5 and 6, this offense was cooked for a majority of the first few quarters, and they never came to life until the last possible moment. Fortunately, they won one of those games, but after two previous years of stagnant offense from this team, we all had high hopes to see something new. So far, that hasn’t happened.

Sirianni has had significant issues with getting his team and young quarterback into any sense of a rhythm. To put his backward play-calling into context, Jalen Hurts has completed 70% of his passes while throwing five touchdowns, one rushing touchdown, and zero interceptions while running an up-tempo style of offense. In a non-tempo offense (the traditional model), Hurts’ completion percentage drops to 58%, and he’s only thrown two touchdowns versus four interceptions.

Guess what Philly has done more often than not.

Asking a quarterback who still needs to develop as a passer to air it out 30 times a game contributes to this team’s lack of success. As it stands now, Sirianni has no plans to give up play-calling. Sure, we want to see this team succeed, but it looks like it will be some time before that occurs.