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Eagles coach Nick Sirianni continues to ask too much of Jalen Hurts
October 15, 2021
PHILADELPHIA — The loudest cheer by Philadelphia Eagles followers throughout Thursday night time’s 28-22 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was chock-full of sarcasm.
Coach Nick Sirianni had as soon as once more been neglecting to get the ball to his working backs, so when Miles Sanders obtained a chance on third-and-3 late within the third quarter and shook free for a 5-yard acquire, the Lincoln Monetary Area crowd confirmed their frustration and aid with a standing ovation.
Sirianni continues to ask an excessive amount of of quarterback Jalen Hurts. Coming into Week 6, Hurts had accounted for 87% of the Eagles’ offense by yardage, the very best of any group within the NFL. It was the identical story in opposition to Tampa. Eagles working backs acquired only one carry within the first half and 9 whole for the sport.
Working in opposition to this Bucs group is not any simple job. They entered with the No. 1 rush protection, permitting simply 46 yards per sport. Leaning on the move in opposition to Tampa is a should, however this wasn’t a one-week incidence.
With none steadiness, the offense turns into predictable, and it falls to Hurts to claw and throw and scramble his means out of bother. He is confirmed to be a fighter. Hurts discovered his footing late, simply as he did on Sunday in a comeback win over the Carolina Panthers. Hurts rushed for a pair of touchdowns in opposition to the Bucs to tug Philadelphia inside six with round six minutes to play. He turned the primary Eagles participant with a move TD and a number of rush touchdowns in a sport since Michael Vick on Nov. 15, 2010 at Washington.
However he isn’t constant sufficient of a passer but to go blow-for-blow with Tom Brady. And seeing as this was simply his tenth profession begin, he should not be put ready to shoulder such a load. That is on Sirianni.
QB breakdown: Hurts ended 12-of-26 for 115 yards with a landing and an interception to go together with his two dashing touchdowns. His interception falls partly to receiver Quez Watkins, who appeared to leap prematurely, permitting the ball to sail into the fingers of Jamel Dean. Nonetheless, Hurts had his share of misfires, and continues to be up-and-down within the move sport.
Eye-popping stat: Hurts now has 5 dashing touchdowns on the season, which is tied for tops within the league amongst quarterbacks with final week’s opponent, Sam Darnold.