Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz wants all of us to know there is absolutely nothing wrong with his practice habits.
Many suspected that to be the case, but since the Giants loss, his practice habits are being scrutinized.
Specifically, a report surfaced on Monday morning calling Wentz’s practice habits “sloppy”.
“There has been some sloppy practice habits that he has been allowed to perpetuate”
–@MikeSilver on Carson Wentz
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 16, 2020
Coach Pederson refuted the Wentz statements on Monday.
“Well, first of all, I did not see the report, and secondly, you guys are only out there for a short period of time, so I don’t know where the information is coming from. Practice is where we perfect our craft, and we do the things with all of our players to detail their work, whether it be fundamentals in the individual periods, all the way through to even — for me, sometimes, even stopping practice and repeating the play because we’ve made a mistake. So I don’t understand where that’s coming from, and we’re just going to continue to coach and make sure we hold everybody accountable.”
Fast forward to Wednesday, and Carson Wentz is asked about this report.
“Are my practices perfect? No, that’s why it’s practice. As far as sloppy practice habits and those things … for one, you guys are out there every day and then you are asked to leave so media isn’t even out there so I don’t know where that is coming from, but it is what it is.”
— Michael Greger (@mike_greger) November 18, 2020
Weekly Wentz Roasting
This is the second week where people have decided to pile on Carson Wentz.
Recall last week retired QB Brett Favre joined the foray by saying that his former backup QB/current Eagles head coach Pederson should have kept Nick Foles over Carson Wentz after the Super Bowl Championship in 2018.
On Tuesday, Favre attempted to clarify last week’s comments on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
“Doug and I don’t have a problem with each other. It is my opinion. It’s not his. What he said is — I don’t disagree with him. If I were him, I would have said the same things. They chose Carson Wentz. I’m not saying that’s wrong. I’m not saying it’s right. I’m just saying that based on that year, how Nick played, not just because he won the Super Bowl as a starting quarterback, but how he led that team. And there’s no question to me that the guys like Carson Wentz. There’s no question to me that he has the potential to be that type of player, meaning capable of leading a team to Super Bowl. Will it be Philly? I don’t know. Right now Doug and the organization is committed to him and it was just my opinion that based on just strictly based on how Nick played and the results, I would have stuck with him. Not knocking Carson at all.”
Eagles In Playoff Hunt
All this talk would imply the Eagles are not in the playoff hunt.
But in the 2020 NFC East, everyone is in it, and no one knows who will win it.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 15, 2020
Next up for the Eagles is a surging Browns team in Week 11 at Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium.