Eagles Analyst: Team Deserved To Be Booed

Eagles fans booed the home team in Philadelphia on Sunday – justifiably so, Dave Zangaro said

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
November 12, 2018 - 9:17 am

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The Philadelphia Eagles were hoping to right the ship against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. They were hoping to win back-to-back games for the first time this season and move above .500 for the first time since Week 3.

Instead they lost 27-20 to fall to 4-5 and now trail the NFC East-leading Redskins (6-3) by two games.

Who is at fault for Philly’s struggles?

“I think there’s a whole bunch of blame to go around, but it doesn’t really change the idea that why is this team so bad?” NBCS Eagles reporter Dave Zangaro said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “Why are they not at least somewhat like they were last year? They have so much of the same players back. It’s hard to figure because chemistry is something that doesn’t show up on paper. When you look at this team on paper, they should be good. There’s no reason for them to struggle the way they have. They have Carson Wentz, who, until tonight, had been playing at an extremely high level – and they’re still losing these games. It’s troublesome.”

Wentz finished 32-of-44 for 360 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, but the Eagles’ late rally fell short. Philly was held to three points in the first half.

“Normally after these games, a lot of the players are kind of angry, and I didn’t sense anger tonight,” Zangaro said. “I kind of sensed, ‘Uh-oh, we got to figure this out really quickly. This season is slipping away from us.’”

All five Eagles losses have come by seven points or fewer. The last three have come at home.

“It’s another troubling thing,” Zangaro said. “It’s hard to figure out why they can’t play at home.”

Neither can fans, who booed the Eagles on Sunday.

“Those boos were, I felt, pretty deserving,” Zangaro said. “When the team has that much talent, when the expectations are so high, and when they play that poorly like they did at the beginning of that game – especially offensively – yeah, they deserve to be booed. That’s how badly they’ve played. It’s not the Super Bowl season anymore. The fans aren’t happy to look up at the banner and remember last year, and the players have to remember they’re not the Super Bowl team either. They’re certainly not playing like it. They got to figure out what works this year, and they haven’t been able to do that so far.”

Things don’t get any easier for the Eagles. They play the Saints (8-1) in New Orleans this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.