Who gets blamed if the Eagles’ season doesn’t live up to the hype?
The City of Brotherly Love expects big things from the Philadelphia Eagles this year, but who will get the blame if the season doesn’t go as planned? It is a long 18-week, 17-game season, and multiple things can go awry, from players going down with injuries or an unexpected losing streak at the beginning of the year.
Philadelphia is not known to be a team that gets off to fast starts as they have averaged two wins through five games of each of the last four seasons.
The expectations are too high for Philadelphia to come out of the gate with a 2-5 record this year. The Birds went all in this off-season by making many additions on both sides of the ball. If this team fails, the critics will have a field day.
In addition, during the first five games of this season, they only face one team who made the playoffs last year, the Arizona Cardinals. Plus, two of their first five games come against teams who only won three games last year.
If things go terribly wrong, you can best believe there will be scapegoats. Here are three areas where fingers may be pointed if disaster strikes.