The Eagles were ousted 31-15 by the Buccaneers in the Wild Card round yesterday, and going forward, their roster "has more holes than a sunken pirate ship, and it’s going to get worse fast," according to Marcus Hayes of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The Eagles are the "definition of a team that shouldn’t have seen the playoffs," and having a player like WR Jalen Reagor on the roster is "enough reason to fire general manager Howie Roseman." Having him on the field "is enough to fire" coach Nick Sirianni (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/17). In Newark, Mike Kaye writes the Eagles "are a team to watch" this season in free agency, as they have "plenty of money to spend" and three first-round picks in the NFL Draft (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 1/17).
CHANGING THINGS UP: The INQUIRER's Hayes in a separate piece noted Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie used to meet with former coach Doug Pederson on Tuesdays to "review on-field decisions, personnel usage, and overall philosophies," but Lurie "scrapped the weekly meetings" after he fired Pederson last January and hired Sirianni to replace him. Sirianni this season has "operated with autonomy," changing the Eagles offense seven games into the season "without limitation." League sources said that Lurie realized that "routinely critiquing" his head coach "inevitably erodes the relationship." A source said that Lurie has given Sirianni "one overriding direction: Do whatever you need to do to win us games.” Sirianni said, "I don't have meetings with Mr. Lurie. ... Obviously, we talk a lot." Sirianni: "All I ever have from Mr. Lurie is unconditional support." Hayes wrote the current situation "says a lot about Lurie." Lurie "can learn." Hayes: "More than anything, Jeffrey Lurie likes to win" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/15).