3 Things the Philadelphia Eagles taught us during their Week 7 loss

Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)
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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
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Nick Sirianni isn’t managing the Philadelphia Eagles assistants well enough.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni spoke with the media post-game. That shouldn’t shock anyone. Every coach does that after every game right?

What is shocking is what Sirianni said. Make sure you’re sitting down before you take this one on.

"Every product that’s on that field is a product of… my name’s on it. I’m able to talk to (defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon) throughout the game (and) say my piece right there. Again, they’re the ones that are watching the tape all week. I mean I get to watch a little bit of defensive tape. Obviously, I’m doing all of my homework as an offensive coordinator. I’m making suggestions here and there, but they’re the ones who are watching the tape all week."

Perhaps the largest flaw in that theory is this. One, he isn’t the offensive coordinator and shouldn’t refer to himself as such. He’s the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He hired Shane Steichen to be his offensive coordinator. Do you think Bill Belichick would ever say that he watches film as the New England Patriots defensive coordinator? Do you think Sean McVay or Sean Payton see themselves as coordinators?

The other issue is this. Jonathan Gannon might be watching the film, but he isn’t adjusting or scaring anyone that lines up across from the Eagles’ defense. In short, he has no idea what he’s doing.

If Nick Sirianni hasn’t taken a more serious look at what the defensive coordinator is doing after the Eagles have been run over time and time again, maybe it’s time that he makes his way over to a few defensive meetings and flexes his muscle. After all, and these are HIS words, every product on the field has his name on it.