Philadelphia Eagles: 2 issues on offense, 1 last look and a silver lining

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Sunday can absolutely provide a bounce-back win for the Philadelphia Eagles.

While Wentz and the offense didn’t help themselves, many of these offensive issues are fixable. The timing is going to be off with the receivers at times, especially since Wentz hadn’t worked with some of these guys in a live-game setting until week one, but things will come together.

We saw Carson work with Greg Ward in the film room last year, and both found the holes in zone coverages much easier. In Ward’s debut versus the Seattle Seahawks, he wasn’t finding those holes, but a few weeks later, he looked like an expert. This is going to get fixed Eagles fans. You can count on that.

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It’s also worth mentioning that Miles Sanders’ return will help this offense immensely. He provides an instant boost to the running game. He’s also one of the best running backs in pass protection in the NFL. Boston Scott and Corey Clement showed this past Sunday that they are two of the worst.

Collapsing pockets mean Wentz won’t have the time or room to plant and step into his throws (or get his shoulders square). That could also result in batted balls, something we saw a few times. Wentz will be afforded a little more protection with Sanders. Also, in addition to that, while Jack Driscoll wasn’t half bad for a fourth-round rookie who didn’t get a full offseason to work, there;s nothing like having Lane Johnson back at right tackle. His presence bolsters both the running and passing game.

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Carson will be more composed in the pocket with those guys returning. He’s also, historically, been spot on following a game where he throws two or more interceptions. Getting Alshon Jeffery back could provide a boost as well. Week 1 is behind us, and if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan, you can rest in knowing that this offense is going to start clicking soon. It has to.