3 Philadelphia Eagles questions surrounding remainder of 2020 season

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1. Why can’t the Philadelphia Eagles’ franchise quarterback play consistently?

A lot of concern has surrounded Carson Wentz and his decision making this season and rightfully so. Wentz’s vision, mechanics, and pocket awareness have all regressed. His unwillingness to gamble less often has put this team behind the chains on multiple occasions and put the defense in some bad spots. Then again, his ability to extend plays and make magic happen is one of the main reasons ‘Iggles’ fans love their quarterback.

Wentz had a rocky start at the beginning of the season, but he has been improving. He has also been running for his life. The offensive line is battered, and Wentz has had little to no protection.

The other major issue on offense has been the play calling by Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. With all the coaching changes made during the offseason, Philly’s fans have been sold a bill of goods that Pederson has yet to deliver on. Sure, arguments can be made that injuries have greatly impacted the play calling, but injuries are a part of the game. At this point in the season, adjustments should have been made and they haven’t been.

During Week 7’s game, it still appeared that Carson was doing more than he needed to. He’s constantly looking for big shots down the field when intermediate throws are available, but if this offense is going to be successful, Wentz has to settle in and rely more on the offensive cast surrounding him.