PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Andre Roberts #12 of the Arizona Cardinals is pursued by Akeem Jordan #56, Mike Patterson #98 and Brian Rolle #59 of the Philadelphia Eagles during a game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals defeated the Eagles 21-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
After the Eagles' sixth loss of the season, players had different explanations as to why the team had so drastically failed to live up to expectations.
Back up center Jamaal Jackson admitted that he isn't sure what the problem is: "If I knew what was missing, I'd relay that message, but I don't know."
But Jackson hinted that he didn't think the players had come together fully as a team. "We win as a team and we lose as individuals," he said.
Running back LeSean McCoy said that the Eagles aren't "going for the the jugular and finishing the game in the right way."
"It's the attitude," he said. "We get down there in to the red zone and we have to put points on the board. There are missed blocks, interceptions, and turnovers in general. We have to get better as a team."
Tight end Brent Celek reiterated the problem is at the end of games and called it "an embarrassment." Celek said, "We are not finishing... It's time to start coming together and getting it done, because we have the talent, we have the coaches and it's time for us as players to execute."
"We're not playing as a unit," said offensive tackle Jason Peters. "We're shooting ourselves in the foot with turnovers, missed assignments, dropped balls, and holding penalties. It just goes on and on. Until we fix that, we are going to keep on losing."
Despite the problems, Peters was optimistic that those problems would be resolved. "Right now it's not going too well, but at the end of the day if we stick to it, I think we'll get it fixed, sooner or later," he said.
Unfortunately, the Eagles don't have much "later" to work with.