Eagles-Saints Up-Down Drill
NEW ORLEANS -- The highs and many lows from the Eagles' 28-13 loss to the Saints on Monday night:
↓ Reid has lost his team and he's eight games from losing his job, unless Lurie surprises and fires his coach mid-season.
↓ Enough with the, "I don't speak about the team until after the season." Mr. Lurie, your team has become an embarrassment. You must answer questions about your decision to stick with Reid and his future.
↓ Repeat: Bowles was put into a difficult spot when Reid fired Juan Castillo. But he just doesn't have any answers for a defense that is fractured and uninspiring.
↓ Vick deserves praised for surviving the barrage behind a leaky offensive line, but his pick six in the red zone was a just another errant pass from the mistake-prone quarterback.
↓ It says here the play-calling on offense has not been the Eagles biggest problem. But Mornhinweg did himself no favors by calling for too many passes when the Eagles got into the red zone. On their first three trips they netted only six points.
Eagles offensive line
↓ It's hard to single out individual linemen when the majority of them were not expected to start this season. But the line has been the Eagles' Achilles heel all season. Vick hasn't help himself, but his protection – or lack thereof – has hindered his production.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha
↓ The Eagles cornerbacks were above average in the first six games, but for some reason, when Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator, they forgot how to tackle. Rodgers-Cromartie made a weak attempt on a run in the first quarter, and Asomugha couldn't wrap up a rusher in the second.
↓ Cooper's name was called once in the first half – when he called for a blindside block in the second quarter. The wide receiver's personal foul came on second down and three and drove the Eagles back 15 yards. Cameras caught Cooper smiling as he walked off after the penalty.