This Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff is too lenient on Carson Wentz

Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Doug Pederson, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach doesn’t understand why you’re frustrated.

A win is a win. We’ve all heard that before right? What happens though when a team, like the Philadelphia Eagles, has to struggle to put away two teams that they’re better than? Is a win still a win or should we pay attention to the red flags that pop up as a result?

That’s what Eagles fans are thinking about on a ‘Victory Monday’. Sure, they won, but they were down at halftime to a team that can’t stop anybody. Their coach was calling bombs in a wind that could have toppled Lincoln Financial Field over, and even though this team is leading their division, it’s hard to look at their schedule and forecast any wins outside of the three divisional games that remain.

On the first Monday of November, as he often does, Doug Pederson spoke with Angelo Cataldi of 94 WIP-FM’s Morning Team. Guess what? He thinks ‘Birds’ fans should be in high spirits. Take a look.

"What else matters right now? It’s a great day in Philadelphia! Come on! I’m happy we won the game! Our defense played lights out yesterday. Fletcher (Cox) got 50 and a half sacks. We had a score on defense… There’s a lot to be happy about…"

He’s right if you think about it, but here’s the thing. If we’re going to call what happened versus the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens ‘moral victories’, we also have to look at what happened during the Eagles three wins and point to a few things.

One, the San Francisco 49ers didn’t field their best team during that first Eagles Sunday Night Football game. Second, the New York Giants are awful, and Philly had to rally to beat them. Third, the Eagles’ offense was only able to score 15 points versus a Dallas Cowboys team that had, on average, given up more than 30 points to everyone else. ’11’ has issues, and this coaching staff isn’t helping him improve. Oh, and then there’s this. Listening to this team’s leaders is frustrating. Here’s why.