5 disappointing Eagles following a month of action, 5 that have our undivided attention

Two new tests are being presented to the 4-0 Eagles, helping struggling players out of their slumps and assisting the efficient players kick things up a notch.
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A month of the Eagles season is behind us, and the Birds have given us much to talk about.

Say what you will about Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. He doesn't drink decaf, but he's one heck of a football coach. The Birds are 4-0 for the second time in as many seasons.

It hasn't always been pretty, but through it all, Nick has been steady and has kept the ship afloat and moving forward. That's all you can ask for, that and putting one's players in the best position to be successful.

As week's pass, we keep finding reasons to check the boxes for Sirianni. Now, comes two new tests, helping disappointing players out of their slumps and taking guys who are performing admirably to another level.

Let's talk about a handful of Eagles that we'd like to see more from.

1. Derek Barnett, defensive end

Derek Barnett, Philadelphia Eagles
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Derek Barnett hasn't registered a sack since Week 10 of the 2021 Eagles season, unless of course you throw in a half-sack that he registered during a Wild Card Round game played on January 16th of 2022. Think about that for a second. Why is this guy here again?

We get it. The organization loves this guy a lot more than most of the fans and some of the media. At this point, however, we're starting to ask ourselves why this guy hasn't been traded and if he has something juicy that he's been hanging over someone's head in leadership.

Throw Barnett's name on a list of disappointing Eagles (again). Throw a few others on that list with him.