ESP: 'Most concerning is Eagles proved 'big picture concerns' to be true


Are Philadelphia Eagles fans and media being overly critical of their team following a Week 1 ugly win over the New England Patriots?

Joe Giglio and Eliot Shorr-Parks debated that on Tuesday's 94WIP Midday Show.

"That win on Sunday, wasn't pretty but they got the win and they did have a lot of good things happened," Giglio said. "Their two defensive tackles played great. Their corners, especially Darius Slay, I mean made a big play and they did enough to win the game. So I think the reaction has been over the top. We're almost talking about as if they lost the game, which they did not do!"

"I agreed with the callers yesterday, now that I'm removed from it," Shorr-Parks disagreed. "The further away I get from it and I listened to the callers, I understand the panic or the disappoint from that performance. The Patriots had more yards, they were better on third down, they were better on fourth down, they were better in the red zone, they were better on goal to go. They played better than the Eagles did. The Eagles made a big play on defense, right, Darius Slay. That was kind of it. Outside of that, the Patriots really outplayed the Eagles in that game.

"What I think is most concerning of that performance is the reason it was close, were things that I think are big picture concerns."

ESP's three main concerns that played out on Sunday:

1. Sloppy play.

"All training camp I saw sloppy play out of the team."

2. Bad offensive line play

"I think that's a major topic that is going to become a bigger topic as the year goes on."

3. The offense.

"That was one of the worst offensive performances I have seen with Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts. They got one touchdown in 11 possessions."

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