The inability to produce by the defense and bad special teams play are the two biggest culprits in Philly’s Super Bowl loss.
There’s only one issue that we have with Howie Roseman. Once it was seen that Arryn Siposs couldn’t get the job done and Brett Kern couldn’t kick anymore, we would have loved to see him sign a punter for Super Bowl LVII. The Eagles brass elected not to do so, and that decision cost them dearly.
Arryn Siposs’ net punt return average was nine yards.
Siposs’ line drive punt, Kadarius Toney’s return, and Arryn’s net average of nine yards per punt crushed the Eagles on Sunday.
The aforementioned lined drive set K.C. up with first-and-goal inside the ten-yard line. That would prove to be one of the backbreakers, a moment that will live in Super Bowl infamy, and an occurrence that will give Birds fans nightmares forever.
Where was the pass rush?
Do we need to explain this one again? Is everybody good? Okay, let’s move on.
The inability to adjust.
While we can’t prove this, you’re never going to be able to convince us that Jonathan Gannon and Shane Steichen’s distractions, both with the Super Bowl’s pomp and circumstance and their head-coaching opportunities didn’t play into some of the issues with focus.
Steichen, to be fair, didn’t perform poorly. You won’t hear any complaints about him from anyone, but Gannon was abhorrent. We refuse to believe the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching job didn’t fuel that some. Keep in mind the fact that he stayed in AZ after the game.
Coincidence? We think not?