We are two games into the season and the birds are 2-0. Week one ended with a victory over the New England Patriots, 25-20. The second game on Thursday night ended with a 34-28 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Even though the Eagles have started 2-0, it is clear that the offense doesn’t look right.
Brian Johnson is coming into his first year as a play caller in the NFL. It has been a slow start for him, and Eagles fans are not happy. By the end of the first quarter on Thursday the fans were booing the Eagles offense. In the first quarter of Thursdays game, the Eagles only had 3 points even though the defense forced two turnovers, and they had four offensive drives. That is horrible production from an offense that should be one of the best in the league. The play calling has been boring and it has kept the offense stagnant. You could see the frustration from AJ Brown the other night, which seemed to be stemming from the lack of plays called for him. As fans of the team, we should try to remain patient with the new play caller Brian Johnson, but there needs to be a sense of urgency from the offense too.
Jalen Hurts hasn’t looked too hot either. In his first two games this season, he has 363 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 72 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 1 interception, and 1 fumble lost. These stats aren’t exactly what Eagles fans were hoping for from their recently paid franchise QB. He hasn’t looked as sharp when passing the ball so far. A lot of balls have been behind the receivers, or he has thrown to the wrong guy. There have been many situations where hes missed a wide open receiver and then dumped it off for minimal to no gain. Eagles fans will want to see more from their star QB moving forward.
There have been a few bright spots for the Eagles offense. The rushing attack looked really good on Thursday night as D’Andre Swift rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown. DeVonta Smith has looked like a beast too. Hopefully the Eagles can find their rhythm and get some stuff together soon to be back at the top amongst the NFL offenses.