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Loss Week Goat Herding

Loss Week Goat Herding

Whenever the Eagles drop a game they should have won, there's no shortage of blame to go around in Philly. We hold our teams accountable if they underperform, and it's rare we take it easy on the guilty parties. So without further ado, let's you and I determine whose fault yesterday's debacle was.

I'll begin by pointing the finger at Reggie Brown, who dropped a would-be touchdown, showing us (again) why he'll never be good enough to carry the load in a pass-heavy offense. Hell he can barely earn his check as a number 2 guy now that Kevin Curtis has become the top wideout in town. Brown was targeted 8 times yesterday, so it's not like the Birds weren't trying to get him involved. With those 8 opportunities, Brown managed only 44 yards and obviously didn't sniff the end zone chalk. He wasn't the only one to drop a pass though, with Thomas Tapeh and Curtis each dropping first-down passes that hit them square in the hands. Donovan McNabb's completion percentage and total numbers are misleading this morning, because there were certainly some awful drops by his receiving corps. I thought that overall, 5 had a decent game. That his receivers got next to nothing after the catch (when, praise the gods, they did catch the ball) made it impossible to sustain any drives.

There's a long list of putrid plays, players, and decisions yesterday, but for some reason, these are what bothered me most. What's on your mind after this letdown?

The defense's bend-and-shatter final drive? Reid relying on the pass late in the game, when the Eagles had the lead? The D line's lack of pressure on Brian Griese (and every other QB they've faced)? Who's to blame for the red zone woes, which have resulted in the Eagles scoring only 2 touchdowns outside of the Detroit game? That should be enough to get you started, as if you needed any help this morning...

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There's a Chance a change could be coming for Eagles at left guard

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There's a Chance a change could be coming for Eagles at left guard

On Monday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he didn't want to "push any panic buttons" because of his offensive line. 

Turns out, he might be ready to. 

During the portion of Wednesday's practice that is open to reporters, Chance Warmack took first-team left guard reps between Jason Peters and Jason Kelce during individual drills. Isaac Seumalo was no longer working with the first team. It could possibly be a sign of things to come. 

The team portion of practice is closed to media members. 

Seumalo, the second-year offensive lineman out of Oregon State, had a terrible game against the Chiefs on Sunday. He gave up four of the six sacks the Eagles allowed and three of them went to defensive end Chris Jones, who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. 

Seumalo, 23, admitted after the 27-20 loss Sunday that he needed to play better (see story). Meanwhile, Pederson pointed out some of Seumalo's issues — dropping his head, late hands, getting off the ball late — but said they were correctable. 

"So we'll evaluate the whole thing," Pederson continued Wednesday after saying he didn't want to push panic buttons. "It's not — again, it's not just one guy. If you're going to point the finger too, you can point it at me; I'm part of the pie, too. We'll evaluate it and we'll keep evaluating it."

Seumalo was handed the starting left guard job at the start of this training camp. The team decided that and was set to release veteran, and previous starter, Allen Barbre until they were able to get a conditional seventh-round pick for him. Looking back, they might have made that move too hastily. 

For the first two games of the season, Warmack has been inactive. It's the first time in his NFL career that he's been healthy and hasn't played. The former 10th overall pick joined the Eagles this offseason on a one-year deal but has since signed an extension to keep him under contract through the 2018 season. Warmack, after the first game of the season, said he was trying not to read into anything (see story)

In Philadelphia, Warmack has been reunited with his college position coach Jeff Stoutland. That was a big part of the reason he decided to join the Eagles. 

In addition to Warmack, the Eagles also have veteran Stefen Wisniewski available to play guard.