The Philadelphia Eagles finally got back in the win column on Monday, downing the New York Giants to cap their Christmas holiday. However, despite the victory, it's safe to say the vibes around the team are still incredibly down.
The Eagles' performance against the Giants wasn't the kind of dominant display expected from a contender taking on a struggling squad. So while they avoided a catastrophic loss, it's clear this squad has some work to do to get back on track.
That doesn't solely mean on the field, though. In fact, Philly's locker room issues were on clear display after beating New York.
Wide receiver DeVonta Smith was one of a few to voice his frustrations Monday night. He said he's "not satisfied right now" and while noting there's a few weeks left in the regular season, he pointed out "we're running out of a time" to fix the problems plaguing this talented roster.
Veteran Jason Kelce wasn't happy despite the victory either. He called it a "sloppy game" from the Eagles several times and highlighted the "embarrassing" lack of execution from numerous people, including himself.
Then there was quarterback Jalen Hurts, who raised eyebrows with his comments about fans creating noise when the offense is on the field. He was sort-of smiling and said it in a semi-joking manner, but there's surely some truth to his words.
Finally, star wide receiver A.J. Brown declined to speak to the media following Monday night's game. He admitted he had nothing nice to say, so he opted to avoid venting with cameras recording his every word.
This rotten attitude from key players in the locker room is shocking. A win is the kind of event that should raise spirits, yet the Eagles still seem to be at rock bottom. They don't sound like a team that just captured its 11th victory of the season at all; they sound like a team that's already lost.
It's now on Nick Sirianni to rally his squad during this turmoil. He's in serious jeopardy of losing his locker room and putting his long-term future with Philadelphia at risk if he squanders another roster built to win a title.
In other Eagles news: