Eagles media reacts to Matt Patricia's first quarter as Philly's defensive play-caller

As you might expect, the Philly media had a lot to say about Matt Patricia's first quarter as the Eagles' defensive play caller.

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If you wake up on Tuesday morning and you learn that hell has frozen over, fear not. The signs of which came on Monday Night Football. Would you believe it? The Philadelphia Eagles defense is being led by Matt Patricia.

Yes... We're discussing the same Matt Patricia whose New England Patriots defense saw Nick Foles shred it in Super Bowl LII. Yes... We mean the same Matt Patricia who had that falling out with Darius Slay in Detroit when he was the Lions' head coach.

You never know with this great game we love though. As fate would have it, that same Patricia fellow is a senior defensive assistant with the Birds these days. He and Slay have made up, and after a poor two-week showing by Philly's defense with its coordinator Sean Desai at the helm, changes have been made.

Desai retains his D.C. role, but the duty of calling the plays falls on Patricia's shoulders now. As you would probably think, everyone noticed and there was a lot of discussion about it on social media during Monday Night Football.

Don't take our word for it. Check out some of the highlights.

The feedback wasn't as positive during the early part of the Eagles second defensive series.

At the time of this story's release, two offensive drives by the Seattle Seahawks ended in punts. Who knows? This 'Patricia calling the plays thing' just might work. It better! How do you go back to Sean Desai if it doesn't? You can't, right?


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