There was plenty of talk coming into the season about how the Eagles’ offense could potentially look with Jalen Hurts at the helm. The idea was an alluring one. But as the weeks go by and both Hurts and Sirianni continue to say all the right things, it’s fair to wonder if there is some bite behind the bark.
Jalen Hurts made the right remarks towards the media during the offseason which led to the big motto of ‘rent is due’. The Eagles are currently 2-4 and there may be a delay on the rent.
Now I could be completely wrong about him. Next week he could turn around and have a career game but that’s the issue. Hurts is too inconsistent and I’m starting to believe that he’s also becoming his own enemy. While the numbers look good on paper, the product on the field isn’t.
It doesn’t matter how many times Jalen says he’s going to get better if he doesn’t actually take a step forward without any relapses. As a playmaker, Hurts is phenomenal but as a Franchise QB, he just isn’t there yet and may need more time than the Eagles can afford him.
Hurts still has the same issues that he had last season. He’s staring down his receivers, bailing on plays too early, his timing is completely off, and his ball placement is a glaring weakness. There are too many times where Hurts puts the ball on the opposite side of the receiver.
Then there’s my bigger question. If Hurts isn’t deciding against holding on to the ball during the RPO call, then that means he’s unintentionally sabotaging the run game. Nine times out of ten, Hurts is keeping the ball to himself as opposed to allowing the running back to do his thing. So is Hurts being given too much freedom or is he just fools gold at this point?
As for Nick Sirianni, enough is enough. Sirianni may not be aware that Eagles fans are unlike any other. They’re going to hold you accountable.
While Jalen Hurts deserves blame, his head coach deserves an equal amount. Sirianni once said that he would play to the strength of his players but instead has been doing the opposite. At times it seems like the Eagles’ offense revolves around Quez Watkins and DeVonta Smith.
Miles Sanders has been alienated from an offense that we all thought would be heavily focused on the run. Instead, it’s been a pass-heavy offense led by a QB that just can’t find any consistency in his own game. The Eagles’ front office introduced fans and media members alike to what seems to be fools gold this past offseason.
In finance, the definition of Fool’s Gold is any flashy but ultimately worthless investment. The Eagles have two flashy pieces that they’ve added to the organization over the last two summers. It may be time to realize that while both could deliver significant returns, it’s going to be a volatile climb.
They also have to wonder if Nick Sirianni is the guy that they thought he would be after hiring him to replace the only coach that has ever won this organization a Super Bowl. The next several weeks will tell us all that we need to know about the Eagles QB and Head Coach, but I can only imagine the backlash that the organization will receive if the fans realized that they were bamboozled into being optimistic.
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