Despite a promising 10-1 start to the season, the Philadelphia Eagles experienced an unprecedented late-season collapse. Losing six of their last seven games, including a demoralizing 27-10 defeat to the New York Giants a few weeks back, they looked like a different team by the season's end. Fans, filled with rage and disappointment, had legitimate reasons to express their frustration.
However, there's a fine line between passionate fandom and outright moronic behavior. Unfortunately, this particular fan blatantly ignored that boundary, behaving foolishly as Nick Sirianni exited the field following a 32-9 playoff loss in Tampa Bay that marked the end of the Eagles' campaign. It goes without saying that throwing popcorn at anyone is utterly unacceptable, and this incident was far from cool.
Some Eagles fans are calling for Nick Sirianni's job
While the popcorn incident took center stage in the video, the accompanying audio revealed several fans shouting, "You're done, Nick… You're done." As unbelievable as it may sound, these fans are not alone in their sentiment.
Many believe the Eagles' late-season collapse justifies calling for the head coach's termination. Only a year removed from a Super Bowl appearance and two months from holding the best record in the NFL, the current state of the Eagles' franchise is hard to believe.
With terrific options like Bill Belichek and Mike Vrabel up for grabs, it is still possible for the Eagles to move on from Sirianni. Towards the end of the season, as frustrations grew in the locker room, some questioned Sirianni's ability to lead - specifically regarding an incident with A.J Brown on the sidelines. Is it possible to go from hero to zero this quick?
The fate of Sirianni's job remains uncertain, and with the Dallas Cowboys also suffering an embarrassing defeat, the NFC East could witness three new head coaches in the upcoming season. As time unfolds, we'll see if Sirianni retains his position and how the Eagles move forward with many significant roster changes soon to come.