“An absolutely terrible job by myself and my football team today.”
You are 100% correct there Mr. Reid. This was nothing short of a terrible game. At the same time, we cant help but not be surprised at seeing the defense collapse in the fourth quarter and the offense sputter at the same time. We shouldn’t be surprised that the Eagles ran the ball a measly 12 times by design. We shouldn’t be surprised that Juan Castillo still looks overwhelmed.
We just shouldn’t be surprised. The Eagles are simply not a good team. They have arguably some of the greatest talent in the NFL but it’s not enough. They lack it in crucial spots and where they lack it, it’s severe. That is the plain and simple truth.
We shouldn’t be surprised. This is a team led by a man who blatantly ignored the linebacker position, let the strong safety position become a liability, and promoted an offensive line coach to defensive coordinator.
As a result the 49ers, like previous opponents were able to run the ball at will when they really needed to. They were able to make Alex Smith look like Joe Montana. They were able to makes the Eagles look foolish on both sides of the ball in ways which are becoming alarmingly trendy. Ultimately, the 49ers bear the Eagles 24-23 to drop the birds to 1-3 in a season in which they were supposed to contend for a Super Bowl.
The ineptitudes of this team are almost innumerable and I’ll be honest with you, writing this is simply making me angrier. As such, I’ll leave you with this.
The Eagles are no dream team.
And honestly, we shouldn’t be surprised.