Well this oughta put a bow on a terrible, awful, no good Sunday for Eagles fans. If you thought that Doug Pederson’s offense has been predictable with Carson Wentz under center, you’re not alone. Seattle Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright, who posted twelve tackles against the Eagles (9 solo/3 assisted), took to his postgame media scrum to throw some serious shade at the Eagles’ play-calling and execution:
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 24, 2019
That’s… not ideal. It harkens back to a time when a former Eagles head coach’s system was routinely dissected and exploited. Remember the Chip Kelly era? Following a dominant Seahawks win over Philadelphia back in 2014, Wright said of Kelly’s offense:
Was it easy? I’ll tell you when I was watching film, I was a little surprised how basic their offense was. They’re running stretch plays, zone flicks. The Eagles did simple stuff we see all of the time.
The tempo wasn’t a factor at all… We communicated out there, like we always do, but the Eagles are a pretty simple team. The Eagles did the same old stuff that they always do. There was no confusion. They throw screens, they tried to hurry-up, but when you’re not completing the ball, that’s kind of tough to do.
That was the same season former San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea was caught on NFL Films barking out Philadelphia plays before they happened. The following season, former Eagle Josh Huff claimed the Cowboys were doing the same thing:
Josh Huff said that when he lined up near Dallas sideline, there were times when he heard Cowboys calling out Eagles plays pre-snap.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) September 22, 2015
What a mess. Super Bowl LII seems like a lifetime ago.