Eagles Up-Down Drill
Jeffrey Lurie DOWN - Ultimately, this is the Eagles owner's mess. He gave an NFL neophyte complete control of personnel in a sloppily arranged marriage that somehow left Howie Roseman in the building. What will he do to fix it?
DOWN - Ultimately, this is the Eagles owner's mess. He gave an NFL neophyte complete control of personnel in a sloppily arranged marriage that somehow left Howie Roseman in the building. What will he do to fix it?
DOWN - His offense has become predictable. His choice for defensive coordinator keeps coming back to haunt him. He can't get his players to play for him. And now Kelly has turned into a coach who makes countless head-scratching decisions.
DOWN - He isn't a bad coordinator. But Davis isn't a good one, either. He probably signed his death notice with Thursday's performance. Kelly said that Davis would remain in place. What will he say when the season is over?
DOWN - He wasn't solely responsible for his rushing total - 30 yards on 14 carries - but Molasses Murray has neither the explosion nor apparently the temerity to get extra yards. His season average: 3.5 yards a carry.
DOWN - Somebody put out an APB on the Eagles linebacker. Alonso has been MIA since returning from arthroscopic knee surgery. In fact, he has made just one play the entire season - the interception against the Falcons - and can't be anywhere 100 near percent. Can he?
DOWN - It wouldn't be fair to pile on the guard. He's a backup, nothing more, who has been asked to be a starter because Kelly did little to address the depth issues on the offensive line. Tobin has been rag-dolled for three straight weeks.
DOWN - Here's a silver lining if there ever was one: Sanchez didn't have a turnover. He actually finished with a 116.1 passer rating. But when your offense scores just 14 points - seven coming in garbage time - the quarterback can't be praised.
Lane Johnson and Dennis Kelly
DOWN - When Jason Peters left with an ankle sprain, Johnson switched to left tackle and Kelly came in at right tackle. The combo had no answer on the edges as Lions end Ziggy Ansah 31/2 sacks brutalized Sanchez all game.
Eagles Outside Receivers
DOWN - This group has done squat for virtually the entire season. Half of the sacks Sanchez took came because he couldn't find open receivers downfield. The combined receiving numbers for Riley Cooper, Miles Austin, Nelson Agholor, and Josh Huff: 6 catches for 54 yards.
DOWN - He was tossed into a difficult spot. Rowe replaced the injured Nolan Carroll and had to contend with receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. It was a bloodbath. But Davis did little to help the rookie.
DOWN - He's been the leader of the Eagles defense for years, but Ryans clearly has little left in the tank. Ever since Jordan Hicks was lost for the season, the defense has crumbled to pieces. It can't be a coincidence.
DOWN - He had one more tackle than Hicks or anyone else who wasn't actually, you know, playing. Why Davis continues to dress him over Brandon Bair and continues to give him pass-rush opportunities when Vinny Curry (two sacks) should be out there boggles the mind.
Eagles Pass Rush
DOWN - Curry had the Eagles' lone two sacks. When the four-man rush couldn't get home, Davis was forced to blitz and that didn't work, either. Mychal Kendricks just couldn't get off blocks and into the backfield.