Don’t expect any excuses for or from Carson Wentz after the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 12 loss, and that’s a good thing because there aren’t any.
Let’s get something straight before any of you say anything. The Philadelphia Eagles made the right move by keeping Carson Wentz over Nick Foles. Wentz will be around longer. He’s the more physically gifted. He has a much higher upside, but let’s all keep it real here.
What we’ve seen from him over the past two weeks has been awful. Tell, the truth. When you saw that first pass to Miles Sanders sail, you knew it was going to be a long day.
Over the course of the past two weeks, Philly’s games versus the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks featured two defensive performances that were good enough to give Philly a chance to win. If you’re Wentz, you have to come through.
He can’t miss on throws in those moments. He can’t fail to find the wide-open receiver. He definitely can’t throw two interceptions and lose two fumbles. It’s impossible to win football games at any level when you do so.
There’s no excuse for how Wentz did today, but to his credit, he didn’t make any in his postgame presser. ‘Turning the football over starts with me. I have to protect the football. I have to be better’.
At this point in his young career, we’ve never seen Wentz struggle like this with his production. Most of his issues have been of the physical nature, but now, he has some real growing pains that he has to go through and conquer. It will be interesting to see how he bounces back. He’ll learn from this. He’ll grow from this. How he plays down the stretch will tell us all a lot about the guy Philly has handed the keys to the franchise to.