Here we go again critiquing an 8-1 Eagles team.
So, where are we now? Are we still calling ourselves 'passionate', or have we drifted into maniacal thoughts and behavior? Is this legitimate concern or negativity? Are we still having fun, or is this unnecessarily stressful? If you haven't figured it out, we're discussing Philadelphia Eagles football, and yes, Birds fans are of a different breed.
Philly sits idle in Week 10 and owns an 8-1 record. If you didn't know any better though, you'd think someone inverted the numbers and they had lost eight of their first nine games.
Welcome to Philly. Welcome to the NFL's most loyal and rabid fan base. They love their Birds. They're ecstatic about the start, but they're also reasonably concerned.
Why? Winning is fun, but it isn't enough. Sometimes, it's how you win, and even though the overall record is all that matters, we have concerns about the not-so-distant future. Here are a handful.
How serious are some of these injuries, particularly the Jalen Hurts injury?
Part of what made the 2022 Eagles so successful was they didn't sustain a ton of injuries. While this is an aspect of the game that cannot be controlled, it more often than not has a bearing on success (and the aforementioned win-loss total).
Jalen Hurts has never dealt with this level of physical discomfort so early in the season. If Philly loses him, they'll go nowhere with Marcus Mariota. That's obvious.
The defense has had to juggle bodies in the secondary. Nakobe Dean and Dallas Goedert are injured. Ouch... We mean that both figuratively and literally.
Fingers are crossed that this team gets healthier sooner rather than later. We'll need all hands on deck or as many as possible to make another deep playoff run.
And yes, there's still more to talk about.