Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) hits Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) as he releases the ball int he second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
The Eagles have been a disappointment to this point as their “high octane offense” has been unimpressive. Sam Bradford looks slow. I don’t know if the game is too fast for him or he is still adjusting to game speed but he is throwing balls late, making reads late, and he is being pressured a ton. He looks like he is afraid to get hit.
So far this season the Eagles are averaging 2.7 yards per carry. Their lack of ground production is weighing heavily on the passing game and it makes the Eagles one dimensional. The offense has scored on only 22% of its drives while turning the ball over on 15%.
Philadelphia was clearly outmatched in its two losses so far. Against Atlanta in week 1 they trailed by 17 points at one point. Against the Cowboys in week 2 they did not score until the 4th quarter. Their only win came against a Jets team that allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw the ball 58 times (yikes) and even then they were aided by an 89 yard punt return touchdown by Darren Sproles. Quarterback Sam Bradford completed only 50% of his passes en route to 118 pass yards. Those are high school numbers.
I just can’t see this team making too much of itself. The offense is one dimensional, led by a kid who’s always in the nurse’s office. They average just one minute and 48 seconds (1:48) and 21 yards per drive on offense. That will not cut it in this league. It looks like the NFL may have caught up to its latest gimmick offense.
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