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Eagles Team Headlines: Who Is To Blame For The Eagles' Underwhelming Season?

By Kevin McGuire

The Philadelphia Eagles continue to struggle and limp their way to the finish line of the 2016 NFL season. A season that started with promise has devolved along the way and continues to show more signs of regression. Who is to blame? Is it the head coach, general manager, or both? That has been one major talking point this week as the Eagles prepare to try and snap a losing streak on the road against the Baltimore Ravens.

Let the blame game begin in Philly

We are not even through one season with Doug Pederson as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, but is it time to start thinking about who should lead the team in 2017? It's true that the Eagles' roster is still in need of a massive makeover and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz still has plenty of room for improvement, which will come with experience. However, the question still remains is Pederson the right coach for the job?

Pederson is a first-year head coach, so one can argue he still has some learning to do himself, but Philly is not a city filled with patience. Especially when Howie Roseman in the offseason proclaimed that the team is equipped to compete. So forget about Pederson for a moment. Is it Roseman who should be sitting on a hot seat? Probably.

Jon Dorenbos will have extra time for working on his magic

The Eagles will scramble to find a new long snapper for the last few games of the season. Jon Dorenbos has gone down for the remainder of the year due to an injured wrist. At 36, this may put his future in question, as the Eagles start to figure out what the roster should look like in 2017. The good news for Dorenbos is he has a second career all lined up for whenever the time comes to call it a football career. The star magician should have plenty of tricks up his sleeve to entertain fans for years.

No need for a passport in 2017

Eventually, the time will come when the NFL decides to ship the Philadelphia Eagles across the pond to play a game in London. Fortunately, Eagles fans can save money on airfare to London for at least one more year. The NFL announced which teams will be playing in London in the 2017 season and the Eagles missed the cut once more. The Eagles will be one of just six teams yet to play in London by the end of 2017.

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