The Eagles Shouldn't Fire Nick Sirianni Just Yet
It's too early.
Should a head coach be fired for a single loss? How about for a string of losses? The fortunes of the Philadelphia Eagles have flipped so much from last offseason that now head coach Nick Sirianni may be on the chopping block, per rumors.
Obviously the Eagles’ second-half collapse was disappointing, and the coach has to take the blame for the fact that his team that just won the NFC Championship didn’t show up in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.
But it would be extremely premature to fire Nick Sirianni after an 11-win season. The Eagles lost six of the last seven games, including the loss to the Bucs, to finish the season. They were almost certainly playing under their ability.
But they also had big holes to fill on defense. They lost starters in the secondary and both starting linebackers, and then MLB Nakobe Dean, who was supposed to pick up some of the slack as a new starter, missed most of the season. The defensive line was aging. Sirianni, a former offensive coordinator, had to do a lot with a lack of resources. His failures on offense deserve more criticism than those on defense.
The Eagles are understandably impatient.