It felt like the aftermath of the Dallas game all over again. LavonteDavid, who had just intercepted MarkSanchez twice on Sunday, explained that his pick-six was a result of the Eagles predictability problem.
“It was just play recognition,” David told NJ Advance Media in the Buccaneers locker room. “I knew exactly what they wanted to do. It’s the same thing they were doing all game. I knew that on the drive before they were hitting us a lot with screen passes. So, knowing that, all I needed to do was read and react.
“When I saw the alignment coming out … [Darren] Sproles came out earlier and the alignment came out after. I was able to get a beat on the ball and was able to jump the route.” Read more »
Straight answers were a little hard to come by in respect to the quarterback situation Tuesday.
Pat Shurmur said that he really didn’t know who would start against the Lions — stating that it came down to health — and that he was sure Chip Kelly would provide reporters with an update when available. That drew laughs from some members of the assembled media, who won’t meet with Kelly again this week and probably wouldn’t be given the answer even if they did.
Lane Johnson, a de facto team spokesman of sorts, offered a bit more. Read more »
Here’s what we saw in the Eagles’ 45-17 loss to the Bucs:
*First off, just a dismal, unacceptable job by this coaching staff. The Eagles did not look prepared to play, particularly on defense. No fight. Mindless penalties. The worst loss since Chip Kelly took over. Questions about the head coach are growing by the game. Read more »
The Eagles host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and look to avoid losing back-to-back home with the NFC East still up for grabs. We’ll pop in with some updates and thoughts from time to time. Feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.
Former offensive lineman Mark Schlereth has been very vocal in his criticism of Chip Kelly‘s Eagles this season, previously railing against the way Kelly uses his offensive line.
On Thursday, Schlereth joined Harry Mayes and Eytan Shander on 97.5 The Fanatic to talk Eagles again, and while he touched on the offensive line some more, his most interesting points came when he addressed the Eagles’ quarterback situation.
With Sam Bradfordout against Tampa Bay on Sunday with a concussion, Mark Sanchez will make his first start of the season for the Eagles.
Schlereth — who said that he never would have made the trade for Bradford this offseason — believes that the injury could be a blessing in disguise for Chip Kelly’s offense, which has been running below his lofty expectations for much of the year.