The case for supporting the firing of Nick Sirianni
A.J. Brown and Jalen Hurts admitted to changing the final offensive play call versus the Seattle Seahawks on December 18th. Sirianni initially covered for his guy and was criticized heavily. The question is this. Does A.J. and Jalen's decision substantiate everything we heard about this team not trusting its coaches?
Following the club's loss to the Arizona Cardinals on December 31, Siranni was again criticized. Less than aggressive playcalling, especially late with a chance to put the game away, helped facilitate another Eagles loss AND DeVonta Smith was injured though Smitty's injury wasn't as serious as we thought.
The Eagles' lackluster effort versus the New York Giants to many was the final straw. They looked uninspired and lost to an inferior team for the second time in two weeks.
More bad news came. A.J. Brown left the game with a knee injury. Rookie safety Sydney Brown suffered a torn ACL. Jalen Hurts dislocated his middle finger on his throwing hand. That shone a spotlight on a frustrating performance and relaunched a discussion.
Is Nick Sirianni a great coach or a marginal coach that is fortunate to lead great players? We have seen what Nick's teams look like when they lose great players and Philly's coaches have to win games for them. Friends... It most certainly isn't pretty.
Replacing Sean Desai with Matt Patricia is doubly concerning, especially seeing as how the move was made so late in the season. When you make decisions like that, they have to work. This one didn't, and it's hard to determine why anyone thought it would.
If you're looking for reasons to fire Nick Sirianni, start there. That's about as good a reason as any.