3 Philadelphia Eagles wrinkles that can cure those Carson Wentz concerns

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1. These Philadelphia Eagles fan, rest assured that these issues are curable.

First, let’s start with the negatives. Face it. Carson performed poorly in Week 1. There’s no getting around that. The accuracy was off. There were improper reads. There was a lack of accuracy. He missed Reagor on a deep ball and on a crosser over the middle. There was also an overthrow to Zach Ertz who was open in the middle on another occasion.

The interception thrown in Reagor’s direction was unnecessary as there were other options that were open. You have to give credit to Fabian Moreau, who made a great play, but if Wentz is going to gamble, he’s got to zip it in there. ’11’ also missed DeSean Jackson on a throw out of a clean pocket that was almost an interception. He also missed Greg Ward and John Hightower each with high throws over the middle.

Carson is one of the best at extending the play, but sometimes he holds onto the ball too long. The next step in his development will be learning when to get rid of the ball when needed. failure to do so cost the Eagles multiple times in Week 1. This can’t happen moving forward. He needs to control what he can control every single snap and make smarter decisions. He needs to trust his teammates. Doug Pederson has to recognize when this guy is struggling that there are ways to scheme the ball into the hands of the other playmakers.

Wentz doesn’t need to be perfect, but his aggressiveness cost his team. fans have to understand that if we’re going to love him for the improvisation, at times, he’ll need to be reeled in. That’s Doug’s job. That’s what Doug didn’t do in Week 1. Getting QB1 in the film room and working hard will fix this though. There’s no reason to believe that he can’t turn things around.