Jaworski: Eagles' Last Two Weeks "Flat-Out Disaster"

The Eagles need to play better "literally at every position," Ron Jaworski says

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October 24, 2019 - 8:14 am
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The Eagles were a popular pick to reach the Super Bowl this season. Seven games into 2019, that prediction looks rather foolish.

Philadelphia (3-4) has lost four of six and allowed a combined 75 points in back-to-back road losses to the Vikings and Cowboys.

“The last two weeks have been a flat-out disaster,” Eagles Hall-of-Famer Ron Jaworski said. “It’s been an embarrassing two weeks. They are depleted on the defensive line, depleted in the secondary, depleted at linebacker. That’s why you give up 75 points in two weeks.”

The offense hasn’t been much better, as the Eagles were limited to 10 points in Dallas.

“I love Carson Wentz,” Jaworski said, “but when you’re given a $128 million contract, the expectations go way up, and he has not been able to raise his game to that level.”

The fan base, meanwhile, is frustrated with Doug Pederson.

“I’m a huge Doug Pederson fan,” Jaworski said. “I was on the Eagles committee that helped hire Doug Pederson. I’ve known him since the early-90s, and I know the type of quality-character person he is. Obviously if you lead a team to the Super Bowl with the aggressive approach that he takes – and you win the Super Bowl by being aggressive – you got to love that kind of guy. But when you play on the edge like Doug plays, there’s a risk-reward to it. When those risks go your way, you look like a hero. When they don’t go your way, you look like a bum, unfortunately.”

While Pederson has the coaching chops to save the season, he can’t do it alone.

“We always talk about the coaches coaching the players,” Jaworski said. “Well, here’s where the head coach has to coach the assistant coaches, and he’s got to get those guys going to get their assistant position coaches to get their guys playing up to their ability. So right now I think Doug Pederson has to start coaching his coordinators very hard and get more out of his assistant coaching staff. Because the Eagles, right now through two weeks, have been just looking terrible.”

The Eagles don’t have the easiest schedule the rest of the way. Their next four games: Bills (5-1), Bears (3-3), Patriots (7-0), Seahawks (5-2). That, however, is of little concern to Jaworski.

“The schedule is not favorable for the Eagles,” he said, “but I’m not even worried about the schedule right now. They’ve got to play better football literally at every position. They have not played up to their talent level.”

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