Some of what we’re seeing looks familiar. The Philadelphia Eagles are wildly inconsistent, and as QB1 Jalen Hurts said recently, this team has yet to put a full four quarters together. Still, when this team is on and clicking on all cylinders, good gracious they’re fun to watch.
Hurts’ criticism and praise continue. Every throw is picked apart. Just about every completion is overhyped. Too much attention is paid to underthrows or off-target passes.
Now, none of that’s said to make any excuses. Does Hurts need to find a wide-open Dallas Goedert in the back corner of the end zone rather than hit Quez Watkins short of paydirt on 3rd and goal? He absolutely does, but QB1 has shown us time and time again that he has the mental makeup to improve from mistakes.
We live in a microwave society, so people want things now. NCAA football, the NFL’s farm system, packages its product so well that, by the time prospects are ready for the next level, they’re already stars. Philly’s loaded with talent and star power on offense, but they’re also young at many of the key spots. That’s led to some rough stretches and struggles, but there are also reasons for optimism.
This Eagles offense is on the verge of being special, and the numbers prove it. Football is the ultimate team game, but individual accomplishment is a byproduct. With that being said, expect two franchise records to fall during the final two weeks of the season.