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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor
The Eagles entered the half looking defeated.
Gannon had his defense perform worse in the first quarter of this game than he did in the second half of the week six game, which is a feat seeing that his personnel was almost entirely worse and that of the Bucs’ offense was absolutely worse.
Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts looked like a player who once again appeared to have never played before, missing open receivers and making poor decisions.
The coaches didn’t help with Gannon running his Chip Kelly “you play my scheme not to your strengths” mindset and Sirianni putting the ball in the hands of Hurts, the exact opposite of which is what put this team on a playoff run.
Nothing changed until the fourth quarter when the game was already over, so for all intents and purposes, Sirianni and Hurts lead this offense to a shutout with some of the worst QB play we’ve ever seen along with brutal play calling.
The fourth quarter was just window dressing for the Eagles so that it didn’t look like such a blowout.
This is a difficult one. I could chose Smith or Watkins, who both played exceptionally well, but they both need someone to throw them the ball and the Eagles stuck with the totally incompetent guy at QB. Kelce was dominant again in this one. He was called for two penalties, but one was because of an illegal hands to the face (which somehow was not noticed, but the “hold” was) and the other was a linebacker who was so weak that he fell over so easily the referees figured it had to be a hold. Kelce was dominant and he helped to show how utterly garbage these referees are and how they should be fired immediately.
Slay was strong in coverage. Unfortunately, Gannon is a moron and didn’t have him travel with Evans who promptly torched anyone else who covered him.