I knew the start of this season would be tough, but just like the Phillies Bullpen we have had horrible luck with injuries. It isnt so much that we had many of them (although I am sure we are near the top of the league), but they hit specific positions. 2 DTs and our best 2 WR and another receiving option in Goeddert. Add that to the fact that we are mysteriously using Miles Sanders (who can't break a tackle to save his life) over Jordan Howard, completely mystifying why.
The defense has been atrocious, I am guessing that Fletcher Cox is either still hurt or is now having his preseason, but he has been a non-factor getting no push, real not himself. The DL isnt even generating a little pressure, so the defense is getting exposed.
That said, if we had a little bit of non-horrible luck we beat Detroit, but we did everything we could to lose that game and managed to pull it off in the end. Jenkins block should have saved us, but we couldnt take advantage.
Please, please, please bench Sanders, he isnt ready yet. He is proving that play after play. Jordan Howard, while not perfect, is a top 10 RB in the league if used correctly, no he can't catch, but he is a good blocker and can get you yards with the ball on the ground.
Please send Mack Hollins deep sometimes if DeSean is hurt. He can stretch the field, not as well, but a little at least. Hollins is a deep threat, and Detroit was sitting on our receivers because they knew no one could beat them deep (although actually a few guys did).
We really need DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffries to compete. Agholor is doing his best, but he isnt a #1 guy, he just isnt. He makes mistakes, sometimes horrible ones and he has concentration issues. He is a very solid #3 receiver, honestly one of the better ones in the league, but that is all he is.
I feel for Ertz, he is trying to carry the team but no one is open when they are double covered, well, almost no one. He isnt the kind of guy that is going to get 10 catches when they are loading up on him, he is a mismatch for any one player, but 2 can shut him down.