‘No Carson Wentz Drawback’ Says Ex-Eagles LB, Not ‘Russell Wilson’s Worst’


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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are set to face-off Sunday.

Emmanuel Acho parlayed 4 NFL seasons into an eclectic profession as a best-selling creator, clever sports activities talker and genuinely good man. The previous Eagles linebacker has usually defended Carson Wentz on his FOX Sports activities’ “Converse for Your self” present and pounded the drum loudly for the quarterback as soon as once more. Acho in contrast Wentz’s first 4 video games this season to Russell Wilson’s final 4. The outcomes may shock even probably the most ardent Wentz hater.

Wilson, who began the yr as an NFL MVP candidate, has gone 1-Three in his final 4 video games whereas committing 10 giveaways and absorbing 15 sacks. Evaluate that to Wentz’s first 4 video games this yr when he went 1-2-1 with eight giveaways and 14 sacks. It’s an fascinating debate.

Acho was perplexed as to why everybody has blamed Wentz for the Eagles’ failures whereas the narrative round Wilson has pinned the Seahawks’ struggles on a nasty protection. The Eagles don’t have a “Carson Wentz drawback,” per Acho.

“You’ve gotten a Jalen Hurts’ drawback. You’ve gotten a roster depletion drawback. You’ve gotten an damage drawback,” Acho mentioned. “You’ve gotten an offensive stability from an offensive coordinator drawback, from the final a number of years. However do you will have a Carson Wentz drawback? No.”

Acho additional defined: “The narrative round Russell Wilson is that his protection is horrible. He’s attempting to do an excessive amount of. He’s turning the ball over. Carson Wentz, for no matter motive, regardless that he doesn’t have assist, the narrative is he’s horrible. His worst wasn’t as dangerous as Russell Wilson’s worst.”

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Is Wentz Being Coached ‘Onerous’ Sufficient?

One dart being thrown on the Wentz board has been an absence of “arduous teaching.” Maybe Doug Pederson and the Eagles’ employees hasn’t held him accountable or challenged him sufficient.

It was one thing that former Eagles working again Brian Westbrook talked about on this house. When Pederson was requested immediately about arduous teaching, he appeared confused and offended.

“This query of is he being coached arduous sufficient, I don’t essentially perceive,” Pederson advised reporters. “He’s being coached the way in which that we’d coach any of our gamers, and we coach all of them the identical and we coach all of them arduous and aggressive and we’re attempting to get probably the most out of all our guys. It simply so occurs that the quarterback place is magnified, and similar to my place as head coach is magnified.”

Wentz has additionally come below assault for reported “sloppy follow habits” though the quarterback performed it off in feedback to the media. He is aware of he hasn’t been excellent, removed from it, and vowed to “do higher.” All of it begins with execution.

“I feel a whole lot of it simply comes right down to execution,” Wentz mentioned. “And we are able to have 10 guys doing the best factor and if I miss a throw or one little factor can sort of derail a drive and sort of set us again. That’s stuff we have now to maintain early in video games and maintain.”

5 Gamers Miss Thursday’s Follow

The Eagles listed 5 gamers out on Thursday, together with 4 as a result of sickness: WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, RB Corey Clement, DE Vinny Curry, WR John Hightower. A fifth man, security Rudy Ford, missed the session due to a hamstring damage.

The crew later clarified that Arcega-Whiteside, Clement, Curry — and practice-squad receiver Deontay Burnett — had all been positioned on the Reserve/COVID-19 record. Arcega-Whiteside reportedly examined constructive for COVID-19 and Curry, Clement and Hightower had all been in shut contact with the second-year receiver. Each Clement and Curry have reportedly examined unfavourable, in accordance with ESPN, and Hightower was deemed low danger.

“The Philadelphia Eagles acquired affirmation this morning {that a} participant examined constructive for COVID-19,” the crew mentioned in a press release Thursday. “The person and shut contacts who had been recognized by contact tracing are in self-isolation. We’re following NFL-NFLPA intensive protocols and stay in communication with the league on this matter.”

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