MEMO TO EAGLES D-BOSS SCHWARTZ: LET’S RE-THINK THE GENIUS TAG!

By Steve Kelly

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has been puffed up by the lame-ass Philly media as a genius.

After yesterday’s 26-15 loss at Seattle:

Not so much!

The Birds had the Seahawks in a second-and-20 and a third-and-16 during their 92-yard drive, but they still allowed first downs.

On the second-and-20, Nolan Carroll gave up a huge cushion to Jermaine Kearse, who picked up an easy 17 yards on a curl route. On the third-and-16, Brandon Graham jumped offsides.

Jalen Mills had a very rough first half, as he struggled both against the run and the pass. He badly missed C.J. Prosise in the open field on the Seattle running back’s 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and he gave up back-to-back big gains in the second quarter through the air.

Doug Baldwin beat Mills (and Malcolm Jenkins) deep for 44 yards, before Tyler Lockett outran Mills across the field for a 30-yard gain on the next play. Mills’ lack of speed was on full display on both plays as the Seahawks kicked an easy field goal soon thereafter, and it’s a stark reminder of the rookie’s ceiling.

It looked like Nigel Bradham was the Eagle at fault when the Birds gave up a 15-yard touchdown on a trick play when Doug Baldwin hit Russell Wilson for the score. Here’s the play:

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