2. James Bradberry, Cornerback
At this point, it feels like piling on — but that doesn't mean it isn't true. Week after week, James Bradberry is getting burnt in the secondary and is constantly named as one of the reasons the Eagles lost. This weekend, it was more of the same for the veteran cornerback.
Against the Seahawks, Philly was unable to stop Drew Lock who finished the night with 208 yards and a touchdown pass — which happened to be the game-winner. It wasn't a huge performance from Lock but when it mattered most, he delivered and Bradberry was the man he targeted.
The final drive for Seattle covered 92 yards on 10 plays and four of the passes were completed against Bradberry. The first three were by D.K. Metcalf, who got things rolling with an 18-yarder from the Seattle eight. A couple of plays later, he caught a short six-yarder before giving up a 34-yard reception to put them in Philadelphia territory. That reception was on a third-and-10 and if Bradberry made a play, the Eagles might have held on.
On the final play, Bradberry was lined up across from rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba and had no chance. JSN ran right by him and Lock dropped the ball perfectly into his arms for the game-winner from 29 yards out. The Eagles still have limited options behind Bradberry but at this point, they need to try anything else.