The Philadelphia Eagles slipped to a 1-3 record yesterday courtesy of a 23-20 defeat to the Washington Redskins, and the inquest into just what is wrong at the NFC East franchise has well and truly begun.
From DeMarco Murray going public with his frustration over a lack of carries, to critics questioning whether Chip Kelly's Philly experiment has already failed, there are plenty of theories out there.
One Eagles starter, though, has pinpointed the main issue. According to center Jason Kelce, it is his own offensive line that is the root of the team's problems.
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"Bottom line is our defense plays good enough, our offense struggles to move the ball when we don’t do our job, and that’s been the thing from the f***ing beginning of the season,” Kelce told the media, via CSNPhilly.com.
“That’s been exactly what stalled out our offense from the beginning all the way through these first four games.
"And right now we don’t run the ball when we need to, we don’t pass block when we need to, and it’s a disgrace right now.”
Room for improvement
The offensive line was one of the main areas Chip Kelly sought to adjust over the offseason, but it is fair to say the changes haven't brought success to date.
Sam Bradford has been sacked seven times already this season, and the Eagles' hyped running game has failed to get anything going to date.
Things will have to change sooner rather than later if Philadelphia want to get back into the playoff picture. However, as Kelce makes perfectly clear, there is plenty of room for improvement.
Eagles fans: Who is to blame for the team's poor start? Have your say in the comments below...
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