By: Julio Olmo
At this juncture, the Philadelphia Eagles front office has to admit that it has made some terrible decisions, even if injuries were involved.
A team that won the Super Bowl, just a couple of years ago, can not possibly be this awful.
The struggles continue for Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ offense.
Since I’m a full fledge card-carrying member of Eagles Nation, I can quickly point to the most significant mistakes the Philadelphia Eagles made.
Mistake Number One
It was clear early in 2019 that head coach Doug Pederson was all in on Carson Wentz being the franchise quarterback.
After all, he did draft Wentz back in 2016 and you’ve to respect loyalty, but it’s not turning out to be a good idea.
Carson Wentz’s skill set is way superior to Nick Foles. However, the team does not respond well to him as their leader, and frankly, he must be super high maintenance because he does not respond well to any type of adversity at all.
Allowing Nick Foles to leave through free agency.
Signing Carson Wentz to a big contract.
Not playing Wentz entire pre-season.
Not bringing an experienced veteran back up quarterback.
Basically putting in all these eggs in one basket, have not been great decisions at all.
And all these were Doug Pederson’s grand ideas, plus Wentz is injury prone.
I am certain Carson Wentz still has many, many fans, but he’s just not Blue Collar-Philly tough.
The only reason he put up MVP numbers before was because there was No Film On Him, a fact which defensive coordinators around the NFL have fixed.
Mistake number two
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson only played in two games and multipurpose running back Darren Sproles was often injured and deactivated, both players are now out for the rest of the season.
Injuries are a harsh reality of NFL Football life and have to be expected.
Head coach Doug Pederson knows this fact first hand since he’s in the trenches.
We outsiders can only look from a distance, and we saw this problem coming miles away!
There was no way on God’s green earth that he thought – unless he’s under the impression he has special powers!, was going to make a current group of wide receivers run faster and cure ’em all of their bad case of The Dropsies they’re having.
Can’t be it, so is a clear case of thinking that he’s smarter than everyone else in the room.
If the plan was all along to commit to Carson Wentz, at least get him some help at the Trade Deadline, even if it’s a one year rental skilled offensive player.
If Doug Pederson thinks that Philadelphia Eagles owner, Jeffrey Lurie is going to sit by and allow him to run his team into the ground just because he won a Super Bowl a couple of years ago or make ’em a One Hit Wonder, he needs to check his ego at the door.
Just ask Chip Kelly or Andy Reid, how much incompetence Jeffrey Lurie tolerates.
Entire Seattle’s defensive unit was lights out and deserves a game ball.
They created five turnovers and the Seahawk’s are undefeated on the road this season.
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