We all knew that the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense was going to be bad in 2013.
We just didn’t know they were going to be this bad.
With a quarter of the 2013 NFL Season now in the books, the Eagles have allowed more offensive yardage (446.8 yards per game) than any other squad, and are second-to-last in points allowed (34.5 points per game). To put it simply; the Eagles have not been able to stop any quarterback, any running back, any water-boy, for that matter, as every opponent has just torched them up and down the field.
Even in Week 1, after the Birds’ D looked decent in the first half against a very weak Washington Redskins team, they were absolutely rocked in the second half by QB Robert Griffin III and crew. But it’s not only the numbers and statistical columns that make this Eagles’ defense look bad; they have failed the eye-test miserably as well.
Every time you tune into an Eagles’ game this year, you personally witness a slew of missed tackles, blown coverage and overall disarray. The biggest issue in this horrendous defensive unit is their absolutely paltry secondary. From CB Cary Williams to safeties Patrick Chung and Nate Allen, everybody has taken their turn getting burned and completely embarrassed by every pass-catcher they’ve faced. Even highly-touted rookie S Earl Wolff failed to impress in his start last week, as he and the rest of the Birds’ secondary were picked apart, head-to-toe, by the man-god that is Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
While the NFC East is a joke this season and the Eagles’ remaining schedule isn’t too intimidating, there is still no reason to expect anything but repeated demolition of this horrid unit. To put it lightly.