The misery of the 2011 season continued last night for the Philadelphia Eagles as they suffered another loss, this time at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks. Philadelphia has now suffered defeat in four of their last five games and last night’s performance in prime time border lined on embarrassment.
QB Vince Young threw four interceptions, one on the first play of the game and another which was returned for a touchdown in the last score of the game. Young, who has been replacing Michael Vick in the starting lineup while he recovers from broken ribs, has been ineffective. Young has thrown eight interceptions in the last three games.
The chaotic season of WR DeSean Jackson continued last evening. Jackson had one reception for five yards in the first half. He was seen on the sidelines sitting by himself. He appeared to be annoyed and disinterested when quarterback Vince Young approached him on the sidelines. After the game, Jackson refused to answer certain questions about his behavior and the relationship he has with the team right now. Jackson wants a new contract, but if he continues to behave in this fashion, he won’t find too many teams willing to pay him for his behavior currently.The Eagles season is over, the club is likely not going to be bringing Jackson back next season, perhaps they should simply release him now and be done with one of the problems currently facing the team.
At times last night, the Philadelphia Eagles appeared to be totally disengaged with the game at hand, simply going through the motions. The Eagles seem to be a team for which the end of the regular season can’t come fast enough. The Miami Dolphins have played harder on the field, even in the midst of a seven game losing streak at the start of the season, than the Eagles played last night.
The Eagles ownership is going to be faced with some serious questions at the end of this season. Is it time for Andy Reid to go or do some of the players need to go? If Andy Reid remains, there needs to be a change at the defensive coordinator position. Philadelphia has won back-to-back games only once this season, sandwiched between a four-game losing streak and dropping four of five.