Eagles OC Brian Johnson could be on a short leash following defensive changes

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JANUARY 29: Philadelphia Eagles coach Brian Johnson looks on during the NFC Championship Game between the San Fransisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 29, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

As the Eagles look to navigate through uncharted waters on Monday Night Football following their recent defensive coaching staff changes, one has to wonder what lies ahead for Brian Johnson and Nick Sirianni.

This offense is what Nick wants to run. He wants the wide receivers to be the focal point in hopes of everything else following suit. While that worked greatly with Shane Steichen, it hasn’t panned out so well for Brian Johnson.

So one would wonder just how short of a leash Brian Johnson has after seeing Sean Desai get pulled. While the Eagles offense ranks well in most categories, the fact of the matter is that the stats are not telling the whole story. This offense has fallen apart over the last several weeks as they have failed to score more than 20 points in each of their three losses. 

Is Eagles OC Brian Johnson on the hot-seat?

The Eagles offense started the season rough as they for some reason were using Kenny Gainwell as the focal point of the run game. That went nowhere and they struggled to establish the run. Against the Vikings though, it seemed as if they found their way by relying on the run game. However, this time it was D’Andre Swift leading the charge with 28 carries for 175 rushing yards.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni reacts to a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Now? The run game has disappeared and the Eagles’ offensive staff thinks they’re being slick by using it once in a blue but still being pass-heavy. It’s not working and regardless of what the stats say, this offense has zero rhythm.

We know the Eagles brass want a good offense. They wanted big QB numbers from Wentz, and they wanted Kyle Shanahan’s offense, now that they have Hurts, Brown, Smith, Goedert, and Swift, you would think they would want an explosive offense.

With the Super Bowl window being as open as it is at this very minute, the Eagles need to take advantage and conquer a very weak NFC. This leaves me to wonder if Brian Johnson and this underperforming offense are on a shorter leash than Desai was. Could we see a change as soon as tomorrow if the offense fails in Seattle? 

I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire