Here’s a question that will draw both support and fury. Are the Philadelphia Eagles being too soft in their handling of Carson Wentz?
Here’s something that you need to get out of your mind forever. You’re never going to see Nick Foles in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey and on the field again playing in a game that counts for the “Birds”. Never will it happen, at least not while “11” is on this roster. Sure, Foles may not have long to play anyway, but more than that, this is Carson Wentz‘s team.
That’s how the Eagles organization wants it, and their leadership doesn’t care how you feel about it or how any of the rest of us feels about it either.
That theory is also believed by some to be part of the reason why Malcolm Jenkins is gone. Ike Reese mentioned that as being a possibility once on Philly sports radio’s WIP-FM as he detailed that there are guys that come through the locker room now and then that sometimes when they earn a certain level of respect, develop a voice that becomes more powerful than even that of the head coach.
In Reese’s playing days, he’s lamented a time or two that Troy Vincent had a larger influence on the Eagles’ locker room than Andy Reid. It’s a good thing that Vincent was a good guy and had Big Red’s back huh?
NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark echoed some of what Reese said in a story of his own shortly thereafter. He too believes the locker room belonged to Jenkins.
No one thinks that Malcolm Jenkins didn’t have Wentz’s back, but regardless of whether you agree with any of that or not, here’s what we all have. Jenkins is gone. Alshon Jeffery is viewed as the guy who dimed Wentz out to Josina Anderson and did so anonymously. He might be gone as well, and his injury concerns aren’t the only reason why that’s the case.
If you’ve muttered the words “Cam Newton as a backup”, hang it up. This team doesn’t want to rattle their starting quarterback. They don’t want anyone who can sway the locker room away from “11”, but are they handling things the right way? Here are four thoughts that come as a direct result of that question.