Rocky VII?

The Philadelphia Eagles were the best team in the NFL last season without a doubt. They got into a rhythm with a really impressive winning streak and dominated their opponents on both sides of the football and at one point, their defense went an entire month without giving up an offensive touchdown. The rest is history and they went on to win their first ever Super Bowl title. This year, it’s been different for the defending champs and they now have a record of 3-4. So here’s the question that you’ve been wanting the answers too: What’s wrong with the Philadelphia Eagles?

A lot of people say they rushed Carson Wentz back too soon and I won’t necessarily say that’s it because he’s been great and he’s picked up where he left off from last season. Alshon Jeffrey is healthy, you still have Zach Ertz and the passing game is fine. Their running game has really struggled to provide balance and last season, they were one of the best with LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi who was acquired during the trade deadline. Now, Blount is in Detroit and Jay is done for the year after tearing his ACL a few weeks ago. One of the reasons why they were able to succeed last season was their ability to control the clock and run the football and they’ve yet to be consistent in that area of their offense.

Their defense is also an issue and I’m sitting here and asking myself what happened and where is the unit that played championship caliber football all of 2017? In their game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, they were shutting down Cam Newton and that Panthers offense. When the second half rolled around, they gave up 21 unanswered points and it absolutely shocked me. I just see poor tackling, blown coverages along with miscommunications in the secondary and they don’t have that strong pass rush as they did last year. As the defending Super Bowl champs, the pressure will build each week and every team you face, you’re going to get their best effort each time you play someone. They’re folding under pressure it looks like.