Nick Sirianni now taking responsibility for Eagles defense, hours after saying he doesn’t watch any defensive tape during the week
As the miserable Philadelphia Eagles season continues into week eight, Nick Sirianni can’t stop digging himself into a deeper hole. Things continued to get worse after Sunday night’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders when he addressed the media on Monday. Sirianni stated that he watched no defensive tape in the extended week leading up to the game, not a lick, as he was more concerned with his offense.
Now, in yesterday’s press conference he said the defense is his responsibility too? Well, I’m not really sure if that makes sense coach. I understand as the head coach EVERYTHING is your responsibility, but can you really say that your name is on it while you’re not actually doing anything to improve it? Can we make this train wreck at least make sense?
Here are some quotes from Sirianni’s press conference yesterday about Jonathan Gannon and the Eagles’ defense
“Well, when you say that, everything that goes onto that field is my responsibility. My name is on it. If I want something done, then we’re going to do it that way because my name is on that.
Now, I trust Jonathan completely in the sense that he’s doing most of the studying on it. I’m going to be there, just like I said, to support and also answer questions as an offensive style.
If I see right for us to pressure on a play, then we’re going to do it that way. But again, I trust our staff completely. That’s kind of our process.“
We all remember all the crap Nick Sirianni got for his press conferences is the beginning of the year, now I’m convinced this guy has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. Let’s focus less on the shirts we’re picking out to wear and focus more on the issues at hand here.
I get it. He’s trying to defend his defensive coordinator, but at what point can we stop with the talking points and just focus on the fact that the Eagles defense is historically bad this season? We can’t go from “I don’t look at defensive tape during the week” to “My name is on it. If I want something done, then we’re going to do it that way because my name is on that.”
Make it make sense, Nick. Please, for our sanity.
Fletcher Cox criticized the Eagles defensive scheme after the game on Sunday and honestly, he’s 100% correct. Everything defensively is so boring and makes the entire unit look lazy. Hell, even opposing quarterback check downs end up going for 10+ yards, over and over again. There’s no pressure up front and our safety’s can’t help out the skeleton crew linebackers because they’ll end up letting someone get behind them. The lack of pressure makes me think that I could get a few completions in the pocket against this defensive front and that’s saying something.
To me, this just shows how defeated this Eagles team is through seven weeks of the season. Everything has turned into an unorganized mess and it’s slowly killing me week by week. There’s no denying that the issues with the Eagles come from the top down. The real enemy here is Howie Roseman. I don’t know why everyone’s excited for our draft picks when we all know Howie is going to pick some no names who he saw an ounce of potential in from 3 years ago and thinks he knows something every other GM doesn’t. The Eagles really need to stop trying to be masterminds and get back to basics and winning football games.
If the Eagle’s lose to the Lions this weekend, just know there will be an upheaval in Philadelphia and someone better lose their job.
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