NEW ORLEANS – An offensive line already challenged by injury took another hit early in Monday night’s game when right tackle
It was another huge blow to an offensive line that was beaten badly by the Saints, who racked up seven sacks and beat the stuffing out of quarterback
"It was frustrating, it was tough and we didn't play well enough," said left guard
With Herremans out, the Eagles played a line that nobody ever expected to be on the field together.
"It was tough to see Todd go down, the leader of the line and one of the leaders of the team. It's tough getting continuity going when you have someone next to you who is new every week or something.
"They brought a lot of blitz, a lot of pressure. They had a good game plan. There were times when we picked it up and times when we didn't."
All of those heady thoughts about having one of the best lines in the league started unraveling when left tackle
What are the options moving forward? Watkins is hopeful to play against Dallas on Sunday, but for the most part the Eagles have to hope that what they have improves from week to week. Herremans could have a long road back to the playing field. Line coach Howard Mudd has one of the most challenging tasks of his storied career.
"It's hard to see Michael get hit so much. We have to have trust in the scheme and in the technique and get better," said Kelly.
Said Bell: "We know we have to be better. There were times when we moved the ball, but it wasn't enough. It's just a tough situation right now that we have to work hard at and overcome."