Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni replied on Tuesday to recent claims by anonymous Philadelphia players who allegedly call the team's offense “too predictable.”
He was also asked about the likelihood of taking over play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Brian Johnson.
The Eagles' defense (especially their pass defense) has received the most criticism this year as they have scored over 30 points five times during the 2023 campaign. They gave up at least 33 points in three straight games and were outscored 65-32 in their two-game losing streak.
Philadelphia ranks 28th in both points scored (24.7) and passes per game (259.9).
The offense shows flashes of last year's team, which finished third in points per contest (28.1), scoring at least 28 points in six games, but also allowed fewer than 20 points three times, including the last two games.
Regardless of the numbers, Sirianni appears committed to running the offense (at least in the passing game) through three players.
AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert rank first, second and third on the team in scoring, receptions and rebounding, respectively, this season. This is despite the tight end recently missing three games with a fractured right forearm.
Of quarterback Jalen Hurts' 19 passes this fall, 15 went to the trio. Brown leads with seven touchdowns, Smith has six and Goedert is third with two.
This is nothing new for Sirianni's offense, as Brown, Smith and Goedert were the top pass catchers on the Hurts team in 2022 as well (Brown's first year with the team).
Last season ended with an appearance in Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs, so perhaps it's a little too early to worry about the Eagles' offense.