The Philadelphia Eagles’ Struggles have largely been attributed to a deficient secondary, but the problems extend much deeper than that.

Over the past month and a half, critiques and analyses of the Eagles’ secondary have dominated discussions, from criticism of Howie Roseman’s failure to secure Jalen Ramsey to their recent thrashing by the Minnesota Vikings. However, the spotlight on the secondary obscures more profound issues—the team’s offensive woes.

Despite the Eagles ranking 20th in yards per game and ninth in points per game, a closer look reveals their offensive ineffectiveness in over half of their games this season. They’ve often struggled in the first half, managing low point totals, resulting in losses in three out of four such instances. Even their sole victory against the Washington Redskins in Week 1 was a narrow win.

While receivers’ dropped passes, notably by Nelson Agholor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and the secondary’s poor performance contributed to their losses, the offense’s consistent underperformance has been a significant problem. Expected stars like Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery have failed to make the anticipated impact. This lack of effectiveness has affected almost every offensive player on the roster. Even with Desean Jackson sidelined, both Ertz and Jeffery have been mediocre, with Ertz notching his first touchdown of the season in Week 5 against the New York Jets.

Fans, like those from BleedingGreenNation, voiced frustration over the team’s imbalance during recent games. The sluggish offense reminiscent of the last season serves as a stark reminder of how much the team misses Frank Reich as the offensive coordinator. Mike Groh, under scrutiny since last season, has been shielded by the focus on Jim Schwartz’s defensive issues. However, this singular focus can’t persist, and the offense must be held accountable for its role in the team’s struggles if the Eagles aim to improve.

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