To me it seemed as though two different Eagles teams played on Sunday. There was the team that played the first half, and the team the played the second half. Although they weren’t playing outstanding football in the first half, I was happy with the 17-13 score. Within the first five minutes of the second team the Eagles managed to completely implode.
Everyone knew that the defense and special teams had to play well to take some of the pressure of Kevin Kolb who was making his first career NFL start. Coming out of halftime, both of them played entirely too sloppy. The special teams coughed up the football and the defense played so loose that it allowed Drew Brees to do whatever he wanted. In a blink of an eye the team was down 18 points expecting an inexperienced quarterback to lead them back. It seemed as though the coaching staff made no adjustments and let the pummeling continue. The corners continued to play back off the receivers and gave up a 300+ yard passing game after not letting Carolina hit triple digits last week.
After the big play on their first drive the offense sputtered, settling for field goals and not putting the type of points on the board needed to hang with a team like the Saints. The team failed to establish any type of run game and Kolb threw three interceptions. Although he had his moments, you could see the inexperience in Kolb. With one game under his belt, it appears he’ll get a crack at it again this week as the Eagles take on the 0-2 Kansas City Chiefs.