Philadelphia Eagles fans are fuming after getting blown out in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, less than a year after representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. After starting the year 10-1, even with some tough wins in the first three months of the season, expectations were obviously to win a Super Bowl once again. Or at least get there.
But the Eagles went 1-5 down the final stretch of the season, and the Buccaneers put an exclamation point on it, handing the Eagles their sixth loss in seven games to close out the season. Philadelphia looked like a shell of its former self with one of the most talented rosters top-to-bottom in the entire NFL.
With that in mind, Nick Sirianni's job security is, well, not overly secure at this point. The Eagles have set a new standard and the way the 2023 season ended with championship implications? It's unacceptable, and changes could undoubtedly be made sooner than later.
If Sirianni gets the axe, who else on this Philadelphia Eagles roster and coaching staff will be on the way out?
1. The Entire Defensive Coaching Staff
It's not Nick Sirianni's fault that Jonathan Gannon and Shane Steichen got hired away for head coaching positions in the 2023 offseason. But it's certainly on Sirianni who he hired in their place.
The offense regressed in 2023. The defense's regression was staggering. The Eagles went from having one of the top units in the NFL to having one of the most embarrassing groups in the league. Of course, that's not all on Sean Desai, but the Eagles did move off of Desai late in the season in favor of former Patriots assistant and Lions head coach Matt Patricia.
I don't know if Philly is going to bring back anyone on that defensive staff after what we saw this season.
The Eagles ranked 30th in points allowed, 31st in pass defense, 31st in third down defense, and 30th in red zone defense. I think that about paints the picture, doesn't it?