By John McIntyre
How desperate are the Eagles going into today’s 4:25 game at Green Bay?
The players have a sense of urgency as they stand 3-7-1, behind the 4-7 WFT and Giants in the NFC East.
Here’s what NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports:
The ugly loss on Monday night ended after 11 p.m., and a late night would soon become even later.
As the season spiraled into an abyss following a defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks, several Eagles leaders hung around to meet.
Sources say captains and team leaders such as quarterback Carson Wentz, defensive end Brandon Graham, and center Jason Kelce, among others, stayed after for an impromptu meeting.
Head coach Doug Pederson was also present.
They preached accountability and taking responsibility for their actions, how urgent the situation had become and how necessary it was to turn it around.
Can the Eagles do so against the Green Bay Packers? Here is where it all stands:
Despite winning a Super Bowl three years ago with a backup QB, advancing to the divisional round the following year and winning the division just last year, Pederson finds himself on the hot seat with his future in doubt, sources say. There is no guarantee he returns in 2021 despite his record, and the struggles of Wentz — and the lack of answers — would be part of that.
The public has begun speculating on Pederson’s future, and some in the building have done the same, fearing that Pederson’s job is on the line. They can sense the tension, the frustration, the disgust and the search for a resolution.