Finally on the verge of some steadiness at QB, it’s hard to blame them.
Wentz, as you’ll be told for the 700th time, is reuniting with Frank Reich, who was among the leading voices that coaxed the Eagles to trade up to the No. 2 spot to draft him and then subsequently turned the QB into an MVP candidate back in 2017 under his tutelage as Philly’s offensive coordinator.
Then, Reich left for the job in Indianapolis after Josh McDaniels reneged his end of the bargain.
Suddenly, everything started to go downhill for the former North Dakota State gunslinger.
Sick of hearing from fans and analysts that Wentz will return to his old self under Reich? How about Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters? Will that do the trick?
Peters, who protected Wentz’s blind side for 60 games, thinks Wentz found himself a dream scenario with the Colts.
"“One thing I do know about Frank, he’s gonna put Carson in the best position,” Peters said during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. “He’s not just going to let [Wentz] just go out there [and] have bad mechanics, or just go out there and throw bad balls. He’s going to put him in the best spots. He’s going to correct him when he’s wrong, and vice versa. They’re going to communicate with each other and all that good stuff.“So I think Frank’s going to bring the best out of Carson, because I’ve seen it when we were on the Super Bowl run. They were great tougher and that’s a good for for Carson, I think. He’s going to get back to his MVP caliber of play.”"
Maybe we’re exaggerating … but it seems as if Peters is taking a shot at the Eagles, or at least the previous regime under head coach Doug Pederson (sans Reich) for Wentz’s decline.
In those few sentences, Peters alludes to bad coaching in a sense: mechanics issues that persisted, a lack of communication, Wentz not being in the best position to succeed, etc.
Who’d be responsible for all of that?! It sure sounds like the coaching staff!
Now that Pederson and his crew are out of town, maybe Peters felt comfortable saying all of this. Even though it didn’t sound critical or have a nefarious tone, based on the former All-Pro’s comments, there’s really only one party to blame.
And let’s just say it’s not Wentz.