The Eagles are 4-0. That should be a great thing. But the city is sure not acting like it. After a close win over the Commanders, which was way more stressful than it needed to be, the city is a bit on edge today. Most of the vibe has been negative. People are worried about Brian Johnson as a playcaller. Worried about Sean Desai as a defensive playcaller. Just by listening to how people are reacting, you would think they were 1-3 and suffered a loss yesterday.
And some of those reactions are fair. They have not been as crisp as we hoped they would be coming into the season. Injuries have hurt them early, and the new coordinators haven’t quite adjusted or found the right approach yet.
But they are 4-0. So can we have a little positivity? You know who is not 4-0? Every other team in the league apart from the Niners. The Chiefs just swelled out a win over the Jets and lost Opening Week to the Lions. They would have loved if that Lions game was an ugly win. The Bills lost to the Jets. We just saw the Dolphins get blown out of the water. And the Cowboys dropped a game to the Cardinals.
There are no style points in the NFL. There is no committee that weighs these things at the end of the season to determine playoff seeds. Wins are wins, whether it takes a OT FG, or if you win by 3 touchdowns. So far all the Eagles have done is win. And despite how people are reacting, they have done some good things in these wins. So let’s focus on those positives. Because again, they are 4-0, people are somehow ignoring that fact.