What They're Saying After Demoralizing Loss

Columnists had plenty to say about Mark Sanchez and the Eagles after Sunday's loss in Green Bay.

The Eagles' 53-20 loss in Green Bay Sunday has many pumping the brakes when it comes to saying anything about the state of Philadelphia...but not area sportswriters. This Monday morning, local scribes have plenty to say as you'll see in the latest installment of "What They're Saying".

Mike Sielski from the Philadelphia Inquirer tackles the play of Mark Sanchez and the turnover issues that plagued the Eagles. An interesting point of interest is center Jason Kelce who according to Sielski "admitted after Sunday's game that he and Sanchez have been out of sync, mostly because Kelce tends to snap the football with a good deal of speed and force, and Sanchez prefers the ball to land softly in his hands."

NJ Advance Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks looks at the soul searching Mark Sanchez and his teammates are doing after their worst performance of the season. According to Shorr-Parks, "Sanchez said the performance was so bad, the tape almost belonged in the trash can more than the film room."

CSNPhilly.com's Andy Schwartz dissects Philadelphia's troubles converting on 3rd down. Philadelphia, as Schwartz notes, "were blown out by halftime because by the time they converted their first third down, 50 seconds remained in the first half, and the Packers led, 30-3."

The Philadelphia Daily News' Marcus Hayes has a simple explanation for the team's loss: Aaron Rodgers at home is just plain unbeatable. Hayes wants Eagles fans to let this loss roll off their backs saying, "This was no more a referendum on the Eagles' capabilities than, say, the fact that Hakeem Olajuwon won only when Jordan did not play, or that Charles Barkley never won a title at all."

And Ed Kracz from the Bucks County Courier Times places the Eagles at the proverbial fork in the road. Kracz recalls how the Birds rebounded after a similar loss last season to Denver recalling that Philadelphia "ripped off two straight wins to even their record at 3-3 on their way to an NFC East championship in Chip Kelly’s first season as head coach."

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