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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5. Brian Johnson

Finally, we can't go without putting offensive coordinator Brian Johnson under the microscope.

The start to Johnson's tenure hasn't been the smoothest, though there was some optimism as his unit appeared to turn things around recently. That false illusion was broken on Sunday.

Johnson's play-calling was questionable at times and downright harmful at others. Just look at the Eagles' drive around the 7-minute mark of Q3.

Philly called a run, despite its ground game being atrocious, near its own end zone at the 7-yard line. Unsurprisingly, the play didn't work, and it even lost two yards, resulting in 2nd-and-long. That basically doomed them with their backs up against the wall of the end zone, and they ended up punting from deep in their own territory, giving New York prime field position.

Then there was the decision to pass on Hurts' fateful interception. A run there, even in 3rd-and-long, serves so much more purpose. New York was out of timeouts, so keeping the clock running would've hurt their comeback bid even if the Eagles didn't get a first down. Instead, they gambled with a pass and paid the price.

Johnson's done little to instill confidence that he can lead this unit after Shane Steichen, which is a major problem in the way of this team's Super Bowl hopes.

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