I have been trying to come up with reasons for the Eagles slow start. Is it the line not blocking at all? Is it Doug’s play calling? Is it Jimmy S refusing to make changes at corner? Is it Darbys refusal to tackle? Is it bad mental mistakes resulting as penalties? Is it bad defense on the road? Is it any of these things? No… It’s the billboard in Boston. I think I finally figured it out. Let’s go over the facts, for this I will be referring to the time before the billboard as PBB. Time after the billboard will be called ABB
PBB the Eagles had won a Superbowl, they were undefeated at home with the exception of a throwaway game against Dallas. Lane Johnson was the best tackle in football and we were happy.
ABB the Eagles are below .500. They have never beaten the Pats while the billboard has been up. They have never beaten the Vikings while the billboard has been up. Lane Johnson has not played well since the billboard has been up. Doug has been less than great with the billboard up.
With all of that being said, how can we not blame the billboard and billboard girl. This is the most upsetting stat of all
PBB: Superbowls- 1
ABB: Superbowls- 0
Now you tell me how this is not on the billboard and the billboard girl who is located in Boston and is an Eagles fan. I say to you this slow start is 100% on her and her billboard and the guy who drew the shitty thing up. I say this is the only reason and the only reason alone!!! If the Eagles never win another Super Bowl it forever will be on billboard girl. I rest my case.