By Max Harper
You couldn’t make an excuse for the awful Eagles offense in yesterday’s 31–15 loss to Tom Brady and the Buc in yesterday’s Wild Card.
Jalen Hurts threw two interceptions and no touchdowns until the fourth quarter when the Birds finally broke through in garbage time to score twice.
Fox analyst Troy Aikman didn’t try to excuse that:
“Those throws, they should be pretty simple completions,“ Aikman said after another errant pass attempt from Hurts. ”They just haven’t been.”
Aikman was also critical of the game plan, especially regarding rookie receiver DeVonta Smith.
“DeVonta Smith has had a lot of 1-on-1 coverage. And he’s open” Aikman said. “If teams defended Michael Irvin like that, he’d have 10 catches in that first half. Instead it’s a lot of scheme for not many yards.”