Three should've-been Eagles that thrived in Week 1 (and three who struggled)

Former potential Eagles trade and draft prospects did work in Week 1. What we saw was a mixed bag! We're glad some of these guys were ignored.
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Let's talk about a few former Eagles assistant coaches.

Mostly, we have discussed the guys that put their bodies in harm's way on game day. Here's a look at some former assistants (and how they performed as head coaches).

7. Honorable mention: Frank Reich, HC, Carolina Panthers

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Frank Reich didn't win his first game as the Carolina Panthers head coach, but he has some building blocks. Former Eagles 2021 draft prospect Jaycee Horn is hurt again, but Philly's former offensive coordinator has his quarterback and a young squad that's hungry.

Just in case you're curious, Miles Sanders carried the ball 18 times for 72 yards. Frank is going to have to figure out ways to manufacture points though.

The Panthers lost by a 24-10 margin, and in the end, that's all that matters. With that said, he gets a failing grade.

8. Honorable mention: Shane Steichen, HC,

Shane Steichen, Indianapolis Colts
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Speaking of former O.C.s that Indy stole from us, welcome to the Shane Steichen portion of the tale. He lost in his debut as the Colts dropped one versus Doug Pederson's Jacksonville Jaguars.

It should be fun watching those two go at it for years to come. His team fought hard though, and that's all you can ask for. Still, a loss is a loss, and that is what will be remembered. Verdict: Incomplete

9. Dishonorable mention: Jonathan Gannon, HC, Cardinals

Jonathan Gannon, Arizona Cardinals
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Welp... Jonathan Gannon is 0-1 as a head coach now. His Arizona Cardinals blew a second-half lead versus the Washington Commanders.

Things started off pretty well. Then, Gannon's Cardinals remembered that they were... well... the Cardinals. What began as a 16-10 lead transformed into a 20-16 loss. It's going to be a long season for Zona's fans and players.

J.G. is going to have a long season out in the desert. This can only get worse. Verdict: Fail

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