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Report: Eagles coach Nick Sirianni will meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie on Wednesday – PFT
The football world has been keeping a close eye on a pair of teams in the NFC East since both made ugly exits from the postseason in the wild-card round. On Wednesday, there may be some clarity from someone. Via Jeff McLean of the Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles coach Nick Sirianni will meet Wednesday with owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman. It is a routine meeting, which will follow exit interviews with players and meetings with coaches. Conditions are anything but routine.
8 unanswered questions about the Eagles that need answering after the disastrous end to 2023 – BGN
This may seem like a silly question, but it's one that Lowry and Roseman need to address, because they can't afford to waste another prime year on AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, Jalen Hurts, or Dallas Goedert in 2024. They need to know that now. Whether Sirianni and/or Johnson have answers to why the offense completely collapsed at the end of this season, and why it was so flabby throughout the '23 season? Their failure to adapt to the blitz at any time this year, but especially over the past few weeks and in last night's wild-card loss, is inexplicable. I can't imagine how they would justify their decision to Laurie in their end-of-year meetings. ten. Unblocked. Pressures. This was not a surprising game plan from Tampa. These were not strange lightning attacks. Todd Bowles telegraphed where they were coming from and Sirianni continued to move linebackers and tight ends out of the backfield and send receivers on vertical routes, resulting in extremely low throw time for Hurts. Maybe they should try consulting some outside experts for help in this area?
NFC East Mixtape Vol.147: NFC Least is back! – BGN Radio
Both the Eagles and Cowboys lost their games during Super Wild Card Weekend in embarrassing fashion. RJ Ochoa and Brandon Lee Gowton recap the event.
Eagles' move from Shawn Desai to Matt Patricia was an all-time legendary mistake – SB Nation
There was no shortage of blame in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning. The Eagles were left to lick their wounds and wonder what the hell happened after going to Tampa Bay, facing the worst team in the playoffs, and starting to have their dog walked by Baker Mayfield. The Eagles never looked competitive in their 32-9 loss PiratesDespite finishing the season 11-7. We have seen the pre-season power Favorites are crumbling before our eyes, and we're finding a way to look worse than the Panthers did a week ago. Carolina lost 9-0 to Tampa Bay in a Week 18 game that was actually competitive all afternoon. A number of factors contributed to accelerating this fall. Losing both offensive and defensive coordinator to head coaching jobs after the Super Bowl, the hangover of the big game itself, and dealing with the weight of expectations all played a role in Philadelphia not fulfilling its potential this season. Nick Sirianni is also credited with a big hand in taking the blame for the stupidest, most mind-blowing off-season coaching decision we've ever seen in taking defensive coordinator Sean Desai out of play-calling duties, and replacing him with top defensive assistant Matt Patricia.
Hot Reading, Wild-Card Round: Where do the Eagles go from here? – Ringing
The question on every Eagles viewer's mind, from the casual fan to owner Jeffrey Lurie, is: What is Nick doing here? What value does he add to the team? If he doesn't call plays; If his training adjustments don't work, whether in the off-season or mid-season; If his culture is collapsing and the team cannot recover from the loss…what exactly does Sirianni do? The Eagles have an aging roster and face a tough decision. They can push for another year of competition or accept an inevitable youth movement and reload later. Do the Eagles trust Sirianni to lead them in either direction?
The truth is, the NFL says: The Cowboys and Eagles need to change; Jared Goff and Baker Mayfield deserve flowers – NFL.com
This talented team has completely collapsed. It was a stunning collapse in the second half of the season. Unsurprisingly, this has led to questions about Sirianni's employment status following Monday night's debacle. “I don’t think about it,” the third-year coach said. “I'm thinking about the guys. Again, there's a lot of guys in that locker room, all the guys in that locker room, every one of them put their heart and soul into this. I'm not worried about me.” Personally, I'm concerned about the Eagles' future if they decide to stay the course. Suddenly, there is an abundance of qualified coaches available to take on this difficult task in the emotional sports market. Belichick? Frabel? Pete Carroll? I'd be confident any of them would right this ship.
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce retires: Looking back at his NFL career – PFF
Until this season, at age 36, Kelce was playing at an elite level. His 80.7 PFF grade ranked fourth in the league, and he was one of only 10 centers to have a PFF grade above 70.0 in both run blocking and pass blocking. His 94.1 PFF grade in 2017 is the best by any center in a single season since 2006, and he is one of fewer than 10 players to top 90.0 during a single season.
What Jason Kelce means to the Eagles as a teammate and player – ESPN
Somehow, that snowballed into national and now international fame, starting with the Eagles-Chiefs' “Kelce Bowl” podcast and the popular “New Heights” podcast, all the way to another stratosphere when Travis started dating one of the most famous people on the planet, Taylor Swift. . However, Kelce maintained his usual trappings, arriving at game days in flip-flops or sneakers, and mingling with locals at bars, restaurants and city fairs. To Philadelphia, he is one of them. To the world, he is the relatable older brother to his bright and charming brother. For the NFL, it's all-time great. “He's a legend in the city, in the league really,” Hurts said. “I don't want to do any harm to him and the things he was able to do and overcome. His journey to where he is now has not been easy. It's been a very long time for him, and every year since I've been here, it's been, 'Will you come back?' “But he knows how much I love and appreciate him. He knows how much I learned from him. He will forever have a special place in my heart.”
Brandon Graham wants his final season of 'Farewell Tour' in 2024 – NBCSP
Brandon Graham's goal was always to play 15 years in the NFL. It's pretty darn close. The Eagles lost to the Buccaneers in the playoffs on Monday night, concluding Graham's 14th NFL season. After the 32-9 loss, Graham was asked if he would be back next year. “I want to,” the 35-year-old replied. “It'll be my farewell tour next year. If the Eagles want me to do it again, I'd love to be here another year. Because I know we have something special. Fifteen, farewell tour. I'll be done next year.” Graham plans to retire after the 2024 season but wants to make it back with the Eagles.
Matt Patricia made Hasson Reddick disappear. Nick Sirianni and Howie Roseman allowed it to happen. What a waste. – The inquirer
You've got to hand it to the Eagles: They were able to take one of the NFL's elite pass rushers, and perhaps the most fearsome force in their entire defense, and make him disappear. Patricia emerged here this season with Bill Belichick's pedigree, with the experience of working under a coach who knew, more than any other, how to maximize a player's strengths and minimize his weaknesses. However, Patricia was never able to take the pencil out of his ear and delete some scheme that might have freed Reddick from his outside linebacker position for a few clear shots at opposing quarterbacks, and Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni continued to let Patricia get away with coaching malpractice. .
Find a bug – Eagles Blitz
While the Eagles' offense remained one of the top 10 units in the league this season, they struggled along the way. The offense has been held to 19 points or fewer in 5 of the last 7 games. In the past three weeks, teams have had success attacking the Eagles. Sirianni had no answers for that, angering anyone and everyone who watched the Eagles game. The Eagles kept doing the same thing over and over again. It kept failing over and over again. OK. Sirianni is supposed to be an offensive guru. The fact that he couldn't come up with answers despite having a lot of talent to work with is a bad look. Really bad. The other problem with Sirianni is that he can't push the right buttons with this team. He was right a lot on the 2022 team and wrong a lot on this one. The players did not achieve the required level. There has been positive feedback all year. Sirianni had to talk to AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert at various points in the season about their lack of touches. Often times, the players felt more like 53 independent contractors than one team. There was a lot of celebration and fun in 2022. That's what was missing this season. Sirianni has a lot to answer for.
ESPN analyst says Eagles' 'awful' offense is to blame for playoff loss
Orlovsky pointed out two separate plays in which the Buccaneers' defense used a blitz against an offense that had no answer for it. Tampa Bay even managed to stop the often-unstoppable Tush Push — with the help of the Eagles' NFC East rival Giants. All told, Philadelphia registered just 276 yards of offense, including just 42 yards rushing, the fewest of any team in the Wild Card round, and 234 yards passing. The Buccaneers held the Eagles to one touchdown and zero third-down conversions on nine attempts. “This is what really happened last night and the story of this crime has been realistic over the past 10 weeks,” Orlowski concluded. “Bad planning and no desire to hurt the defense when they're trying to dictate it to you. That's one of the reasons this offense has completely fallen apart.”
Report: Mike McCarthy to meet with Jerry Jones later this week – The Boys Blog
On the one hand, it's fair to say that McCarthy brought out the best football we've ever seen out of Prescott when he took over as offensive play caller, but on the other hand, the team was destroyed in embarrassing fashion. They became the first team ever to lose to a No. 7 seed in the playoffs and were the only home team to lose via Wild Card Weekend. The idea that someone should be down for this is common in situations like this, but that's the case because usually someone is to blame. Although this is a divisive topic, the reality of Prescott's contractual situation indicates that he is not going anywhere. If you can make peace with that whether as a member of the team or as a fan, that's one thing, but the organization isn't anywhere close to being tied to McCarthy the way their salary cap is at quarterback. But this report may lay the groundwork. We'll see.
Giants position reviews, tight end: Darren Waller was good, but not as good as hoped – Big Blue View
the New York Giants He fluctuated greatly at tight end last season, as he had 1,100 receiving yards twice and received tight end Darren Waller for a third-round compensatory pick that the Giants received from Kansas City Chiefs To Darius Tony. Turning Tony into almost anything alive, willing to exercise and play, and at least somewhat productive, is a positive. However, the Waller trade was not as impactful on offense as the Giants had hoped.
WASHINGTON LEADERS COACHING/FRONT OFFICE TRACKER: Ben Johnson's virtual interview with head coach scheduled for Friday – Hogs Haven
the Los Angeles Rams It was eliminated before Detroit LionsLosing 24-23. Rams DC Raheem Morris has a virtual interview scheduled with Washington this week. Lions OC Ben Johnson is still in the playoffs, but he is also in high demand for teams looking for head coaches. Johnson is scheduled to hold an interview in Washington on Friday.
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