Philadelphia Eagles plan to stick with Isaac Seumalo at guard
Even after a rough start to his season, the Eagles don’t plan to give up on Isaac Seumalo just yet.
It’s been a rocky start to the season for Philadelphia Eagles starting left guard Isaac Seumalo. Just last week he was responsible for four of the six sacks that quarterback Carson Wentz took. Not to mention his blown blocking assignments were one of the keys to the Eagles abandoning the run game.
The loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday was frustrating to watch. Wentz had to drop back to throw 46 passes and that’s not counting the many other times he dropped back and couldn’t get a pass off. When your quarterback’s been sacked more than any other signal caller, there’s clearly a problem up front with the offensive line.
What is the plan?
Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich was bombarded with questions concerning Seumalo on Tuesday. Clearly, the majority of the fanbase wants a change, but the coaching staff doesn’t seem to be giving up on him anytime soon.
Are the Eagles right for making that decision? Reich does have a point. It’s tough to give up on a guy after one bad game when you evaluated him all summer. Not to mention, the Eagles were comfortable enough with him to trade away Allen Barbre and deactivate Chance Warmack for the first two games.
This doesn’t mean that Seumalo is in the clear though. He will most definitely be under a microscope moving forward. The chances of the Eagles having Warmack active during week three are highly likely. That means the first mistake that Seumalo makes could have him riding the pine for the rest of the game.
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The biggest concern for the Eagles offense right now is the pass protection of Carson Wentz. They clearly don’t have confidence in the run game, so they’ll proceed to pass the ball. If Seumalo cannot hold his own, then they will have no choice but to make a change so they minimize as many big losses and turnovers as they can.