Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions: Lessons learned from Week 8’s win

Darius Slay #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadephia Eagles’ offense provided some nice surprises in Week 8’s win.

Some of us were asking when and if Jalen Hurts might be sidelined, and in Week 8, he was. The circumstances were much different than we imagined they’d be though. If you had the Eagles pulling their starters early in the fourth quarter thanks to a commanding lead after three, pat yourself on the back.

Here are three things that we learned about this team on offense.

1. Sometimes, it feels like we know more than the Eagles’ coaches.

Do you ever sit back and wonder what these guys do in practice sometimes? Why did it take the majority of eight weeks to figure out that running the football might be a great idea? What’s the issue with figuring out who should be on the field and getting the ball?

It’s not like this is college football and the team is bringing in 25 scholarship athletes every season. Some of this stuff has to be obvious at the NovaCare Complex.

For some of you, this may be hard to believe, but Nick Sirianni is a better head coach than any of us have a shot at being. He’s probably forgotten more about the game than most of us will ever know.

It’s just hard to believe that when, week after week, this coaching staff seems to figure out something that the rest of us, who aren’t at practice with the team seem to have figured out weeks earlier, like who should be on the field and how they need to be utilized for instance.