3. Another theory emerges about “Wentz’s locker room”.
Does anybody remember Chip Kelly’s style of roster building? It was a tad flawed in some areas to say the least. One, there was this desire that he had to turn the Eagles into an NFL version of his Oregon Ducks. Then, there was this. Chip Kelly couldn’t coexist with anyone with a strong personality. Any player that had one was shown the door. Howie Roseman suffered through a demotion of sorts.
LeSean Mccoy had no problem letting his feelings be heard. He was traded. DeSean Jackson’s pretty vocal. We were told he kept some rather unfavorable company, and he was shown the door. Kelly didn’t know how to deal with strong-minded and opinionated people. That isn’t totally what’s going on in Philly now, but it’s close.
Philadelphia didn’t want Wentz to compete with Foles for the team’s support. What happened with Jenkins has already been mentioned. Then, there’s this. Is anyone else hearing that veteran wide receivers may not be welcomed because the desire is for everyone in the huddle to look to Wentz for guidance? ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler put it this way in a story he cooked up during the free agency period.
"After making dozens of calls on the receiver market in the last week, the belief is the Eagles want a younger player who will mesh with Carson Wentz rather than a veteran who might have his own style of play. They took a similar approach with the offensive staff, opting not to hire a playcaller from the outside. Philly is all-in on Wentz, obviously, so the pieces around him will be tailored accordingly."
Ladies and gentlemen, if that’s factual, this isn’t good news. Let’s land this plane.