Readers react Sunday via email to the Philadelphia Eagles’ 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
I really have no idea what their problem is.
Can’t block. Cant tackle. Can’t catch.
Time for some voodoo.
Question: Why did we acquire Ajayi?
Answer: To run the ball.
Will someone tell Doug Pederson?
A running game sets up the pass. It isn’t interchangeable.
The defense needs a refresher in Tackling 101.
Rev. Joe Ganiel
Last year, nearly every call and bounce and break went the Iggles’ way, and they took full advantage.
Forget the one questionable call. Cox and Long have slipped big time, and your entire secondary is really, really bad.
Why not try to score more points? Mills talks trash and should try to cover somebody instead.
How about those Phillies?
Frank Murphine III
I have one question for Coach Pederson. Hey, Doug, is this the “New Normal?”
Looks like his team is still on the parade bus. Time to put 2017 in the trophy case and get 2018 going.
This one’s on the coach and his staff. Somebody has to come up with new protection schemes or we are going to lose Carson again.
SOS, Howie and Jeffery, get Doug help ASAP. Too much turmoil on this team.
You need to find a big back to replace Blount, as Ajayi is wounded. Doug’s time management/use of timeouts and challenges is out of wack, along with the pass/run ratio.
The offensive line is playing poorly, and would someone please tell Jaylen Mills, Sidney Jones and Ronald Darby to please pick their athletic supporters off the field.
Did this look anything like the Eagles of last year? What has happened? They are not focused!
Forget about last year and play with the passion they once had. The schedule don’t get any easier!
I had a good feeling last year; feeling bad this year.
Another lackluster game from the Eagles.
The offensive line is providing little to no protection for Wentz. The defensive backs are almost nonexistent. There seems to be no sense of urgency.
Fumbles and penalties are also adding to this debacle. I am not impressed with the coaching so far this year.
Can this team really be the team that won the Super Bowl?
The Vikings owned the Eagles in the first half like they were pet birds. The Eagles’ pass defenders gave a poor performance, and today, the offensive line (which was just that) allowed Carson Wentz to take too many hits and sacks.
This was another winnable game that was hampered with fumbles and penalties.
Sylvia W. Stewart
Egg Harbor Township
The Vikings came into the Linc like a bat out of h---. The Eagles accommodated them. The Eagles looked like a bunch of misfits.
The defense was so bad, I feared for Wentz.
They seem to forget there are four quarters in a game. They never got it together until the middle of the third quarter, and that did not last long.
It seems they have forgotten how to tackle.
Philadelphia, you’ve got one Super Bowl. Remember it well because I don’t think you will see another one in the near future.
This team just isn’t together. Poor play all around. The play calling is at the top of the list. The line does a better job with the run.
Well, Eagle fans, we do have the Giants on Thursday. That is about the only thing positive.
Bad game, Birds. Wake up!
John’s Island, S.C.
A poorly played game on so many levels. This team really needs to wake up and hope they can beat the three other teams in the division if they are going to have any chance at postseason play.
So much for that game. Seven penalties, four sacks and two turnovers don’t help. The defense was lacking, and the offense seemed confused at times.
How discouraging for the team and the fans.
Giants coming up, and this game needs to be won.
Eagles, get your act together!
North Cape May
A game the Eagles should have been ready for. Too many mistakes and stupid penalties. And again, not protecting Wentz.
Revenge Minnesota-style is a bitter pill to swallow.
Is this the offensive line and secondary we must endure the rest of the season? Both units are coming up short as a purple haze settled over the Linc today.
Frank “Rue” Tamru
Egg Harbor Township
I am so sick of Jim Schwartz. This clown had his defense historically gashed in the Super Bowl but got a free pass because they won. He’s so afraid to bring extra men on the pass rush even though his D can’t cover or get pressure. He never makes adjustments and is a very overrated coach.
Doug Pederson did the best coaching job I’ve ever seen last year, but this year he’s been awful. Poor play calling, bad challenges, and his team is not focused.
Last year is something I’ll never forget, but, man, are they bad this year, and it starts with coaching.
Another game they should have won but gave away.
There are five reasons this team isn’t 5-0: A secondary whose coverage is scary and whose tackling is scarier, a mediocre offense line, negative in turnovers, lackluster performance as a team and, finally, those SOBs in striped shirts.
Egg Harbor Township
Some glaring weaknesses on this team that makes a victory against the Giants very doubtful, but my immediate concern is if there is going to be a quiz about Thorfinn Karlsefni following Professor Weinberg’s history lesson in Sunday’s paper.