The Philadelphia Eagles struggled to beat the Cleveland Browns on the NFL’s opening Sunday in a performance that caused concern for the Eagles and their fan base. Starting quarterback Michael Vick had a dreadful performance and tossed four interceptions. Vick had said that he felt like he let his team down but head coach Andy Reid is also taking some of the blame.
Reid is saying that the interceptions are not solely to blame on Vick. In fact, Reid says that he is part of the problem.
“Offensively, turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. You just can’t have those and I would say that we didn’t play as disciplined offensively as we needed to all the way around,” Reid said. “I know Michael took the blame yesterday, [but] it’s not a one-man show. That’s not what it is.Everybody had a piece of this pie starting with me and the coaches.”
Minus the turnovers, the Eagles were moving the ball with ease. They were just unable to find the endzone and Reid knows the team will not be able to rack up wins if that continues.
“You start looking at 456 yards of total offense, and then you’re not putting it in the end zone. That’s ridiculous there,” Reid said. “You have 12 penalties for 110 yards. That’s ridiculous and that’s not good football. We just have to make sure we take care of that.”
The Eagles benefited from playing against a poor Browns offense led by rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. Weeden had a pathetic debut launching four picks of his own. While Philadelphia escaped one this week, they will have to play better next week if they hope to get the win when hosting the Baltimore Ravens.