2 Takeaways following another Philadelphia Eagles loss in Week 2

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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1. It’s getting harder to defend Carson Wentz if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

If you read ITI faithfully, first of all, you’re awesome, but second, you’re also well aware that there may not be another publication that has defended Carson Wentz as much or as often as this one has. Let’s be honest though. Even for the most impartial or, in some cases, the most die-hard fan of ’11’, it’s hard to sit back and turn a blind eye to what you’ve seen from this guy over the course of the last two weeks.

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It hasn’t been pretty. Actually, it’s been downright awful at times.

Let’s get something straight. All NFL quarterbacks struggle from time to time. Every team has a defense. All of those defenses have positional coaches and a coordinator. All of those positional coaches and coordinators watch game film and game plan to limit the other team’s offense and its quarterback.

Sure, ITI has had Wentz’s back, but we also have to call him out when necessary. He’s turned the ball over way too often, five times in two games to be exact. He’s missed wide-open receivers, and it seems like he’s missed them when he’s been under the least amount of pressure. Every time he’s turned the ball over, it’s flipped any momentum the ‘Birds’ have had in the opponent’s favor.

The offensive line did its part to the tune of no sacks. You can’t blame them for this one. That throw from Wentz in the third quarter that he tried to thread between two defenders in the end zone was inexcusable. If he’s one of those young top-tier quarterbacks, he needs to play like it. He isn’t though. As a matter of fact, he’s regressing, and if we’re being honest, it looks like he’s losing the faith of his teammates. They’re not going to say that, but just look at their body language.