Everybody desires to repair Carson Wentz proper now. He’s admittedly strolling that “tremendous line” between being too aggressive and never dynamic sufficient. Nothing appears to be working. However an important factor is for the Philly gunslinger to hearken to his coaches, in keeping with one former Eagles nice.
Brian Westbrook spent nearly a decade in midnight inexperienced, racking up 11,259 all-purpose yards throughout eight good years there. He was inducted into the Eagles Corridor of Fame in 2015. Now serving as a nationwide soccer analyst (and model ambassador for Crown Royal), the retired NFL star tried to place Wentz’s issues in perspective. Primary, Westbrook put the onus on Doug Pederson and his workers to teach him more durable.
“He hasn’t reached some extent the place he ought to be unapproachable,” Westbrook informed Heavy.com. “For him to develop the kind of consistency it takes to achieve success within the NFL, it’s going to take a few of these onerous conversations, it’s going to take some onerous teaching. It’s going to take these conversations the place you say, ‘We will’t do these items anymore’ and I imagine Carson ought to be receptive to that.”
Brian Westbrook thinks #Eagles can win the NFC East. It begins tomorrow, with Carson Wentz: “I believe the Eagles have a very good shot of profitable this division however once more it is going to come all the way down to shutting down these turnovers and constant play from the quarterback place.”
— Michael Greger (@mike_greger) November 14, 2020
The important thing to the entire equation is Wentz’s willingness to simply accept criticism and alter his dangerous habits, one thing Wentz’s detractors have stated he’s too cussed to do. Both means, Wentz must erase the psychological errors — 16 giveaways in eight video games — and look himself within the mirror. Expertise isn’t the problem.
“I believe if this group desires to win extra sooner or later, they must get higher play from their quarterback and I believe he has the expertise to do it,” Westbrook stated. “And, if he has the expertise to do it, finds higher teaching, turns into extra constant, that’s an awesome recipe for profitable. And so Carson has to have the ability to try this, and take that teaching and management and develop from it.”
Carson Wentz has turned the ball over 16 occasions. Eagles solely have one different giveaway this season. That is was Miles Sanders’ fumble v. Rams in Week 2.
— Paul Domowitch (@pdomo) November 3, 2020
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There’s Sufficient Blame to Go Round
Don’t learn the above evaluation as pinning every little thing on Wentz. Fairly the opposite. Westbrook was stressing that the teaching workers has to do a greater job of giving the franchise quarterback the right instruments to achieve success. Extra importantly, the appropriate messaging and gameplan within the assembly rooms. It’s been more durable to place 4 full quarters collectively on account of Wentz’s inconsistency.
“I additionally imagine due to his inconsistency, now it’s been a bit bit more durable to play-call,” Westbrook stated. “Now it’s a bit bit more durable to determine what’s good for this soccer group.”
Press Taylor on Carson Wentz with most turnovers in NFL
“It’s clearly disappointing that is occurred. That is one thing he is properly conscious of is just not acceptable round right here. It is one thing we’re very assured that he’ll have the ability to clear up as we go into these subsequent eight video games” pic.twitter.com/sw60SqEgb0
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 11, 2020
It’s a good level and one Press Taylor — quarterbacks coach/passing-game coordinator — hinted at earlier this week when speaking to reporters.
“Properly, it definitely is a tremendous line, one thing that we’re at all times going to toe,” Taylor stated, “and that’s the best way he’s performed and truthfully, that’s the best way we name video games. We’re going to be aggressive. We’re going to be daring in our method. We’re going to take our photographs once we really feel just like the state of affairs requires that.”
Brian Westbrook does not see any state of affairs the place #Eagles bench Carson Wentz for Jalen Hurts. “No, I do not assume Doug goes to try this. I do not assume Doug goes to make that call to bench Carson. So I do not assume it comes into his thought course of in any respect this season.”
— Michael Greger (@mike_greger) November 14, 2020
So there’s sufficient blame to go round. Everybody will get a bit piece of the pie for a 3-4-1 soccer group that has vastly performed beneath expectations.
“In all probability a bit little bit of every little thing,” Westbrook stated. “Consistency with the teaching, and … look, gamers within the NFL, you bought to teach them onerous, too. It doesn’t matter what degree they’re on. One of the best gamers usually are not solely good on the sector however they’re onerous on themselves as properly. And Carson has to proceed to try this. And so they must proceed to teach him that means.”
Wentz Feeling ‘Rejuvenated’ After Bye Week
Wentz would be the first particular person to level the finger at himself. The Eagles quarterback understands nobody walks that “tremendous line” greater than him, possibly not even Johnny Money. Typically he simply must “eat it” and “reside to combat one other daybreak.”
The bye week got here on the excellent time, in Week 9 — smack dab in the midst of the season, an opportunity to relaxation and mirror.
Carson Wentz not comfortable on the sideline after a 4th Qtr. fumble pic.twitter.com/Dumcxf5x6t
— FOX Sports activities: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 15, 2019
“I believe the bye week is nice for everyone, mentally and bodily,” Wentz stated. “My physique undoubtedly feels rejuvenated and able to go so I’m grateful for that. Time to mirror personally on what I can do higher and what we will do higher.”
Turnovers are the highest precedence — 12 interceptions, seven fumbles (4 misplaced) — adopted carefully by the 32 sacks on Wentz, the worst mark within the league.
“That’s one thing he’s properly conscious of is just not acceptable round right here,” Taylor stated. “It’s one thing we’re very assured that he’ll have the ability to clear up as we go into these subsequent eight video games, the second half of the season.”
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