Trusted Eagles voice believes Nick Sirianni should be fired after one season
As you might imagine, the feedback on the job Nick Sirianni is doing as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles isn’t positive. From having his staff being called ‘clueless’ on 94 WIP-FM’s Angelo Cataldi And The Morning Team Show to the constant barrage of verbal attacks by the callers who tune in to that show and others, the rookie head coach can’t seem to catch a break.
We won’t even get to what’s happening on Twitter. If Coach had an account, he would probably delete it.
The combination of the Philly media and the passion of one of the NFL’s most loyal fans can be tough to take. You saw what it did to Carson Wentz, but after another loss in Week 7 to the Las Vegas Raiders, a flat performance by an Eagles team that had ten days to prepare, angst is the only word that can be used to describe the reaction Sirianni, Shane Steichen, and Jonathan Gannon are receiving on the morning following another embarrassing loss.
Here’s the reaction of a trusted Philadelphia Eagles voice (and a few others).
Cataldi and crew aren’t the only members of the 94 WIP-FM roster who are expressing their frustration. Joe Giglio, who hosts the station’s evening show from 6 p.m. EST to 10 p.m. EST recently penned his thoughts on the chances of Nick Sirianni being a ‘one-and-done’ head coach. Take a look:
"Smart coaches have an ethos they live by, not a game-to-game decision-making process that ignores context. If Sirianni’s fly-by-night decision to be aggressive was how he decided to put the Raiders back on the field and decline a penalty in the first quarter or onside kick coming out of the half, perhaps he should review who he wants to be as a head coach."
Ouch. That hurts, but how can you argue with the statement?
Watching this team struggle on defense with all of the talent that they possess and then hearing the head coach say, in his Week 7 post-game presser, that he hasn’t watched a lot of film on the defensive side of the ball is truly embarrassing. Even if that’s true, he should have never said it.
Sirianni’s continued questionable play-calling, his decision to accept a penalty that turned a 4th down into a third-and-long scenario for instance, borders on foolishness (the Raiders converted that one into a first down by the way). The Eagles’ defense bailed their coach out, but the thoughts of yet another bone-headed decision remain.
Coach’s explanation for making the decision was even worse. Apparently, due to the theories of his own play-calling strategy and some ‘chart’, the thought was the Raiders might go for it on fourth down (because that’s what he would have done), so Sirianni wanted to push them back. Nevermind the fact that Las Vegas was in their own territory at the time.
Giglio continued his thought:
"This was a retooling year in every sense, but it shouldn’t guarantee Sirianni his job for 2022. Perhaps it’s a knee-jerk reaction, but similar feelings in Cleveland and Arizona in recent years allowed those franchises to move on from Freddie Kitchens and Steve Wilks, respectively, after one failed season. Unless something changes quickly with Sirianni’s Eagles, we’re trending toward that kind of reality in Philadelphia."
Giglio hit the bullseye again. Nick Sirianni is way over his head, and he’s being outcoached in just about every game and in-game scenario. The criticism is valid, and if Sirianni is looking for supporters, he’s going to have a hard time finding them. Giglio isn’t the only trusted source for Eagles content that has a few issues with what he’s seeing. Here are a few tweets to make note of.
Many have conceded that this will be a long and miserable season, but once it’s over, there are a ton of serious questions that need to be addressed, especially about the head coach and starting quarterback. Nick Sirianni isn’t keeping his team’s head above water.
The boat has capsized, and it’s sinking. Nick Sirianni can absolutely be a one-and-done head coach if something doesn’t change for this team in a hurry.