The Eagles have a perfect record but know they’re not perfect

The best part of the Eagles’ perfect 6-0 start is that they are far from perfect.

As they enter their bye week, the Eagles are the only undefeated team in the NFL and they have gone 6-0 without having played their best game yet.

The Eagles are therefore already very good and they have even more room for improvement.

That’s exciting.

In a way, it’s more exciting than if the Eagles had already reached their ceiling. Because in six games they’ve been very good, but they still have a lot to clean up in their bye week self-scouting.

In a way, it feels like Jalen Hurts’ dream – to have a team that wins but gives him the chance to point out their imperfections at the desk after every W. He always talks about the norm – and you can argue about the Eagles heaven’ I haven’t even reached that yet.

“I think being 6-0 is great, but I think you can put your foot on everybody and say, ‘Do you like that? It feels good? ” Nick Sirainni said. “Okay, so we have to keep going and really dive even harder.

“That’s not to say you don’t do that when you’re 0-6 or 2-5 or whatever, but it’s just easier to really get it all because I think there’s no There’s no feelings involved when you’re 6-0. It’s like, hey, let’s go. It’s not good enough, and let’s make it better.

There’s no feeling involved when you’re 6-0 down.

This part of Sirianni’s quote really stands out. Because you would think it might be difficult for a team with a perfect record to find things to improve. With a bad team, these shortcomings are often quite obvious. They are less obvious with this team. But Sirianni’s point is that it’s easier to point out problem areas with a winning case.

You learn a lot from losses, but you always prefer to learn from victories.

Back in training camp, Jason Kelce mentioned that sometimes it can be harder to properly assess the strip after a win because you might be more likely to overlook something through rose-colored glasses. This is where the Eagles need to be more concerned with process than results. Because you can’t discuss the results – six games, six wins.

But if you just watch the tape, the Eagles can improve.

Despite their 6-0 record, there are still plenty of areas where the Eagles can improve. Their special teams units have been fragile. Their run defense sometimes leaks. For some reason, they score all their points in the second quarter. Blitzes still give them seizures.

During the bye week, Sirianni hands out special projects to his assistant coaches, who will dive deep into and report on certain individual elements of the game. The Eagles will take this information and try to apply it to their team in hopes of improving.

It’s a good thing the Eagles seem to be on their own, because if you start looking at their schedule over the last 11 games, there aren’t a lot of juggernauts. They come back from the bye with games against the Steelers, Texans, Commanders and Colts.

“There are always things to work on, aren’t there? Always things to work on,” Sirianni said. “So I actually think we can be even more demanding and crazier about, you know, what’s the norm when you’re 6-0 down.”

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