Eagles’ defensive coordinator takes blame for ‘poor game plan’ in loss to Rams
The Philadelphia Eagles looked out of sorts on the defensive side of the ball against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2. After the Rams had their way on offense on Sunday, Jim Schwartz — Philadelphia’s defensive coordinator — took the blame for having a ‘poor game plan’.
“I had a poor game plan,” Schwartz said Tuesday, via Mike Kaye of NJ.com. “And we had a very simple game plan … but in an effort to do that, it also created a lot of conflict with what the guys were doing, and it gave them a lot of stuff to look at. And, what I thought would make it easier, didn’t make it easier. It made it harder.”
Throughout Sunday’s contest, the Eagles were unable to slow down Jared Goff and the Rams’ offense. Altogether, Los Angeles compiled 449 offensive yards and were able to score 37 points. Schwartz stated that he should have been more aggressive in his play-calling against Sean McVay’s squad.
“I was probably a series too late on pulling the trigger,” Schwartz said. “I take 100 percent of that on me. It’s my job to put the guys in good positions, and I don’t feel like I did anywhere near a good enough job doing that.”
While Philadelphia’s offense with Carson Wentz has been unable to find their footing, the team’s defense has been just as bad. As a result, the Eagles are 0-2 and are tied for last place in the NFC East. Heading into Week 3, Schwartz will look to have a much-improved game plan put in place for Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.