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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