Eagles Defense Needs to Improve
Another less than stellar effort from the Eagles defense was followed by another less-than-satisfied assessment from their head coach.
After allowing 27 points and 382 yards in Week one, the Eagles yielded 33 points and 539 yards, the fifth most in team history in their 33-30 loss to San Diego Sunday afternoon in what might have been one of the worst overall performances we have ever seen from a Philadelphia Eagles defense.
The coach acknowledged that there's room for improvement for a defense that has allowed just 60 points through two games.
"We better make sure we can correct it," Kelly explained. "We have a game in four days. We're going to come out against a team that likes to throw the football and we have to be ready to play."
Philly gave up 539 yards of offense a week after the Chargers managed just 263 yards in their heart-breaking loss to Houston and the Chargers did it with key receiver Malcolm Floyd playing only half the game. They had chances to make plays but gave up 10 first downs in 15 chances - the Chargers punted just once, the Eagles simply couldn't get off-the-field.
“Yeah, that is the key for the defense." Eagles defensive end Trent Cole said. "That was our main goal and we didn’t do it. We will fix it. We will get back to the drawing board and get ready for the Thursday game. We will fix the things that need fixing and go from there.”