Doug. Doug, Doug, Douuuuuuug. Please, stop doubling down on terrible decisions. Didn’t we learn this lesson last week? Stop defending yourself – just admit when something didn’t effing work. Like this:
— Fran Duffy (@fduffy3) November 7, 2016
— Fran Duffy (@fduffy3) November 7, 2016
And I don’t even have a problem with the fact that DP went for it on 4th Down in these two instances – though I probably would have taken the points, at least the first time, but I like the aggressiveness – my problem is with the play calls. Don’t run Wentz on a sweep without a pass option on a 4th and looooong 2. And don’t run your littlest guy right into two of the fattest defensive lineman in the league. But most important, DEFINITELY don’t defend those decisions after they don’t work!!! Eat some humble pie, Doug. Don’t blame execution or players not making plays – that’s what Chip did – blame yourself and learn from it. However, it appears that Dougie Fresh isn’t taking that route. From ESPN:
“No, not yesterday. I felt comfortable in everything we did, the way I called the game,” he said.
Welp. Everything sucks, I guess. Including our head coach. Don’t get me wrong – I’ll give him time, and I hope he learns from his mistakes – but, said hopes aren’t high. At least we can commiserate together – Read more for more.
Let’s move on from Doug, I need a break – a Peederson break, as it were…he he he – let’s move on to someone I’m far less annoyed with: Carson Wentz. Jeff McLane thinks Wentz is trying to do too much, while Les Bowen thinks Wentz needs more support. Can’t both be right? Wentz is trying to do too much because he needs more support. Boom. Nailed it.
Speaking of support, I think we all know the only guy who’s really been supporting Wentz this season: Darren Sproles – who happens to officially be your starting running back. Not that it wasn’t obvious to anyone who’s watched the team play the last two weeks, but still nice of Doug to give the lil guy the ole “official” tag.
Another way you could have known Sproles was the #1 guy is by the snap counts. Some other snap count numbers that stood out to me: Nelson Agholor at 92% and Bryce Treggs at 20%. That better flip in a hurry, Doug. Seriously. Also, how the hell is Jalen Watkins on the field for 95% of the defensive snaps? That’s…not good.
In former Eagle news: Josh Huff got a new job…already. Not gonna lie, I’m a little surprised by this. Maybe Huff isn’t going to jail?
Alright, let’s end with some Twitter Dot Com action, just for esses and gees.
— Patrick (@pcausey3) November 6, 2016
Yeah. This was some BS. Even worse though, was Troy Aikman’s asinine explanation:
Wentz hit in the head, no flag. Aikman explains that being a rookie allots you less protection of your head. Bold strategy.
— Joseph Lucibello (@JLucibello) November 6, 2016
Yup. That pretty much sums up Aikman’s thoughts. Seriously.
Four games. Four chances to drive to victory. Four losses. #Eagles.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 6, 2016
Thanks Jeff. You really know how to make us feel good. *Inserts Sad Face Emoji*
Add Treggs to the list of WRs that should be taking Agholor’s snaps #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) November 6, 2016
That’s what I said! Seriously, I just said it. You guys read it. You’re my witnesses. Don’t let me down, you guys.
Doug Pederson’s offensive playbook is just a picture of Darren Sproles.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) November 6, 2016
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha *pauses to ease the ache in love handles from laughing so hard* Hahahahahahahahahahaha.
Doug Pederson did a great job calling plays for Wentz early in the year.. but his calls and decisions today are pretty brutal
— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 6, 2016
Uh oh. It’s starting.
Just a horrible display of coaching today by Doug Pederson. #Eagles
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) November 6, 2016
Doug Pederson’s play calling can ruin a child’s first Christmas.
— Eagles Fan Problems (@EagleFanProbs) November 6, 2016
And we have a winner!
Doug Pederson is playing checkers while everyone else is playing football.
— Smitty (@SmittyBarstool) November 6, 2016
Ok, we can have two winners. Strong work everyone…Strong work. Let’s end by giving our Eagles a break, and instead, let’s rip the group of people who are having BY FAR the worst season of everyone. Yup, it’s the Refs. The atrocious, embarrassing, awful, terrible refs. They were in rare form – and that’s saying something – in last night’s Seattle-Buffalo Monday nighter. In case you missed it, here’s a quick sampling of the reaction to their impressive display of being bad at their jobs:
This is embarrassing for the NFL.
— michael lombardi (@mlombardifoxtv) November 8, 2016
This is why the word “farcical” exists.
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) November 8, 2016
I wish I could explain that mess. I don’t get how the umpire is still over the ball as the play clock is under 5.
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) November 8, 2016
Have never seen anything like that. https://t.co/A0oli8TXYw
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) November 8, 2016
BREAKING: The replacement refs are back! #BUFvsSEA
— NOTSportsCenter™ (@NOTSportsCenter) November 8, 2016
Did they ever leave? Hey NFL, you may want to fix this. It’s really, really bad. It’s way worse than Doug Pederson doubling down on terrible decisions, and that’s the opposite of good. So please, for the sake of the game, fix it.