The Philadelphia Eagles have far too much talent on their roster to be a bad team. Luckily, it doesn’t look like they will be.
However, it does look like they could have a very bad defense if things don’t start to tighten up.
They have all of the names, star power, and everything else they need for this defense to be elite in 2022. So why aren’t they yet? It’s a question we are still looking for the answer to but may have a clue.
On Monday Night Football against the Vikings, we could see why. Another reason the game is so important is.
Eagles DC Gannon could be gone after this year
The defense was bad in Week 1. They allowed a Detroit Lions team, which isn’t supposed to be great, to score 35 points in the game. The Lions were the second worst team in the NFL last season, which is why they had the second pick in the draft.
The Lions are quarterbacked by Jared Goff, who isn’t great, and coached by Dan Campbell, who has coached only one full season in his career.
With who the Eagles have on defense, that shouldn’t happen.
Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Haason Reddick, Darius Slay, and James Bradberry are all big names in this league that is all highly respected for what they do at their positions.
The Philadelphia Eagles need the defense to click this year, and it’s all riding on Jonathan Gannon, the defensive coordinator. If it fails this year or is significantly worse than the expectations, it won’t be good for him.
There is no reason the defense shouldn’t translate. All of the pieces are there, and all of the pieces fit. There is just one last thing to change if the defense doesn’t, it has to be Gannon.
Depending on how Monday Night Football goes against the Vikings will determine more how the season goes for Gannon. I don’t think he will be fired in season, but if things don’t change, we could see a new defensive coordinator on the Philadelphia Eagles in 2023.
Once again, it all starts with Monday Night Football. Let’s hope Gannon coaches the defense to one of their best showings yet against a great offense.
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