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The Eagles Are on a Historic Pace for Being Undisciplined

If you've watched all three Eagles games so far this season, you probably noticed a lot of yellow on your screen. No, the Eagles haven't played the Steelers, Packers, or any other team with yellow in their uniforms, they have just been incredibly undisciplined.


Through three games the Eagles have had 37 penalties called on them (35 have been accepted). Only 12 other teams have had more through their first three games in the league's 102 seasons.


If Nick Sirianni can't help his team change their current ways, the Birds are on pace to shatter the record for most penalties in a season.

It's not just one side of the ball committing most of the penalties, it's even split (16 offensive penalties, 17 defensive penalties, 2 special teams).


The four most-common penalties called on the Birds have been false starts (six), offensive holding (six), defensive pass interference (four) and ineligible downfield pass (four). It's not surprising that the offensive line has been responsible for many penalties. Last season the o-line rotation constantly changed so nobody really gained any chemistry. Now it appears it will be the same way again now that Isaac Seumalo is out for the year, Brandon Brooks is likely out for most of the season, and Jordan Mailata will be missing at least two games.

Nick Sirianni will need to make adjustments as well. It's been frustrating seeing Jalen Hurts run out of the pocket and then complete a pass only for it to be called back because a lineman was running down the field assuming it was a run or a screen pass or quick pass. Maybe RPOs need to be removed from the playbook until the offensive line can get under control a little more.


Whatever the case may be, it's abundantly clear Sirianni and the rest of the coaching staff need to figure out a better gameplan, otherwise their plans will continue to fail due to drives stalling due to penalties or the defense getting exhausted from staying on the field due to penalties.



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