Loosing to the Saints was not #17's fault at all. The common theme this whole year was a major drop off in Offense Scoring, especially in the playoffs. I believe the Offense had around two games above 30 with Foles. This is very comparable this year to Dallas who also had trouble scoring, but came up big on DE plays. Lets take our hats of to J. Swartz DE. In my opinion, he the best DE coordinator in the league, with an injured secondary, and average LBs except for Nigel, but he still managed to come up with a DE who kept this team in it all year. Like today, even when the offense took those long coffee breaks without scoring, the Eagles DE made a great DE play on Breeze to force a long field goal, and blocked a field goal last game against the Bears to keep the games close. #17 has made Foles look good on many of his out of sink passes on the road in the last two games. The offense players are good for the most part on the Eagles minus really some the RB plays, which is pointing to the Offense Coordination and QB coaching needs to be reviewed. Golden Tate, Alshon, Nelson, Matthews, TEs , QBs and a decent O-line have some of the best Offensive players in the league that scored under 25 points in most games this year, which is a tough way to beat the good teams. I have to say probably a healthy Wentz with his scrambling ability and play extending in the Back Field did make a huge difference last year, + the great back up accuracy play of Foles. No doubt Wentz + Foles and the Offensive Coordination of last year put together a nice scoring offense that finally won a SB scoring 43 points prior to the year 2020 or the 21st century. I would say last years offense is the 2020 goal. The best QB play I have ever seen on the Eagles was the combination of Wentz and Foles in 2017/2018. That QB play surpassed JAWs, McNabb, Randal, Roman Gabriel, etc. Wentz had a great year last year, and set the team up for the playoffs, and the Team just kept going under Foles. This year, Wentz coming off of a tough injury was not in position to be scrambling like last year, and took some tough tackles in the backfield. In short, today's game, the Eagles Offensive took a Coffee break for three quarters and was given a gift by another missed field goal. But this is the NFL, and it's tough to keep winning games on opposing team's gifts.
Dave, is Swartz coaching next year. With all of the DE injuries, they still held opponents to around 22 points per game. If Swartz ever had stable DE personnel, the Eagles would be easily at 16 to 17 points per game letting up on DE.