Is it time for the Philadelphia Eagles to bench Isaac Seumalo?
Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo faced continuous struggles in the loss to the Chiefs.
The Philadelphia Eagles had a number of problems on offense in the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The non-existent run game forced quarterback Carson Wentz to throw the ball 46 times. The wide receivers had multiple drops that could have been key plays, and Wentz made several bad throws. Nobody’s mistakes on offense stood out like those of Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo.
To say that Seumalo struggled on Sunday is an understatement. Wentz was sacked for a total of six times against the Chiefs, which tied him for being the most sacked quarterback following two weeks of the NFL season. Four of those sacks were given up by Seumalo.
He could get a pass for being a young lineman that’s still adjusting in his second year, but that doesn’t do much for the offense. At times, Wentz is very good with avoiding sacks while being pressured. Unfortunately, Seumalo’s mistakes were affecting Wentz almost immediately after the ball is snapped.
Is it time to take a “Chance”?
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When the Eagles drafted Seumalo in 2016, there were some skeptics stating that it was slightly a reach. After about six starts from the young guard, it is becoming very clear that he is not ready for this level of play. The question is, do the Eagles give him another shot during week three? Or do they try to resolve the issue right away?
When the Eagles signed veteran guard Chance Warmack, they expected a reliable starter. After a shaky training camp and preseason, they have decided that developing Seumalo would be their best bet. Warmack spent the first two weeks of the season listed as inactive. Clearly, the Eagles did not want to have to use him but now it is becoming a need more than a want.
It would be shocking to see the Eagles head into week three without Warmack suited up. The chances of Seumalo riding the bench is slim, but there will be no surprises if the Eagles start to fit Warmack into the gameplan a little bit.