The 2012 Philadelphia Eagles are a broken team. However, if you believe Andy Reid and his coaching staff, it’s nothing to worry about because everything is fixable.
Marty Mornhinweg says the Eagles’ offensive red zone problems can be fixed. Todd Bowles says the current problems on defense, including tackling, are fixable. Howard Mudd says the problems on the offensive line are fixable.
Hell, after the Falcons game, Andy Reid himself blatantly stated “this is fixable” in regards to his team’s problems in general. All 3,485 problems this team has are…fixable.
That’s quite a bit of fixing that needs to be done. The problem is, we’re in Week 10 of the 2012 NFL season, why are there such big problems that still need to be fixed?
Granted, you can’t control injuries to the offensive line that set everything back, but better judgement on player depth certainly would have aided in that particular “fixable” problem.
However, every other problem the Eagles have should not need fixing at this stage of the season. The offense’s performance in the red zone is completely dreadful with a mere 37% TD conversion rate, good for 30th in the league.
A combination of terrible play calling and sloppy execution have doomed the team in this area. But hey, don’t worry…it’s fixable.
The defense started to blow 4th quarter leads again, couldn’t take the ball away from a 3 year old, and now can’t tackle a pop-warner player. These are all about attitude as much as ability, but again, not to worry…it’s fixable.
If that isn’t bad enough, DRC shed some light on what is perhaps the biggest slap to the pride of any NFL defense. He basically made public how some other NFL players view the Eagles defense…(courtesy of Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer)
Rodgers-Cromartie said opposing players tell him, “You guys are talented, but you all don’t want to hit nobody.
“Everybody looks at us as a pretty defense,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “They’re just big guys with big talent that don’t really want to hit nobody.”
I can’t tell you how disturbing that is to hear. That’s basically having your peers question your manhood. It’s particularly difficult to hear in a town like Philadelphia, where we’ve always had a love for fierce, hard-hitting defense.
Unfortunately, our defense has been anything but fierce in recent years. And yes, that is fixable…by manning-up and hitting the opposing team until they have snot bubbles coming out of their nose.
Can this team do that? Are they tough enough? Hell, if you can’t beat your opponent, at least beat them up!
That’ll fix a lot of things around here.