5 Eagles on Thin Ice After Week 6 Disaster vs. Jets

The Eagles are forced to reassess their strategies after disappointing performances from several key players, including Driscoll and Smith, lead to an upset loss to the Jets.

Five Philadelphia Eagles thin ice after their performance in Week 6 against the New York Jets.
Five Philadelphia Eagles thin ice after their performance in Week 6 against the New York Jets. / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles were plagued by several issues during their upset loss to the New York Jets. That included getting lackluster performances from a few key members of the team.

For a squad with Super Bowl ambitions, sleepwalking against lesser opponents is simply unacceptable. As a result, there are the five Eagles who should be feeling the heat after Week 6.

1. Jack Driscoll

One of the biggest names to go down on Sunday was right tackle Lane Johnson. The dependable veteran left in the first half and did return due to an ankle injury, thrusting backup Jack Driscoll into the starting front five.

Suffice it to say, Driscoll did not play well.

Philly's right side, which also featured backup-turned-starter Sua Opeta next to Driscoll, became a clear obstacle in the way of this offense producing. The lack of holes being created in the run game stifled this key area of the attack from producing, leading to a quiet day for the RBs.

Meanwhile, pass protection was yet another sore spot, thanks in part to Driscoll. He had a few major slip-ups against the Jets' edge rushers, including a blown assignment on Jermaine Johnson that directly led to Jalen Hurts' second interception early in the fourth quarter.

Driscoll played so poorly that Philadelphia has to seriously consider adding someone else at right guard if Johnson misses extended time. Considering he's likely looking at a high-ankle sprain and possible 4-6 week return timeline, running it back with Driscoll could seriously spell disaster for the middle of the 2023 campaign.