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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Carson Wentz (11) Greg Ward (84)
Carson Wentz (11) Greg Ward (84) Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool /

Is ’11’ getting too many passes from the Philadelphia Eagles’ coaching staff?

Philly has done everything that they can to accommodate Wentz. They got rid of two guys who had a stronger presence in the locker room (Nick Foles and Malcolm Jenkins) because they wanted this to be his team. They basically gave him the quarterbacks coach of his choice, Press Taylor. Carson Wentz has been paid like a franchise quarterback. Now, he needs to produce like one. Instead, we get excuses. Here’s another from his head coach.

"He has to do better there. He has to protect the football. He knows that. We know that. That is a frustrating thing. Our success right now has to be protecting the football. Until we get all of our guys back, we can’t just lineup and just dominate, necessarily. You see us kind of go off schedule from time to time and throw in a gadget play, or you see Jalen Hurts in the game. That’s helping us create in these first eight games. It’s helped up create explosive plays."

Call it crazy, but isn’t that some of the same stuff that Carson Wentz is always saying? Why isn’t anyone lighting a fire under this guy? Don’t worry. Here’s more.

"I know a lot of it is pointed at the quarterback because he touches the ball all of the time, but we gotta look at the big picture too. We’ve gotta look at protection, we’ve gotta look at routes, are guys open? Is it scheme? Is it on us as coaches? Do I have to call a better play in situations? It’s just a lot of things that go into that, but we know and I think he knows that we have got to take better care of the football in order for us to have success."

We’ll believe it when we see it. Until then, everyone might want to resign themselves to a few things. Doug Pederson is stubborn. He should have hired a real offensive coordinator but didn’t. He needs to give up the playcalling duties but won’t. Carson Wentz is immensely talented but goes off of the grid far too often, and there’s no accountability when he does.

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This team needs to think about sitting him, even if it’s for a half. He hasn’t been the same since he stopped having to look over his shoulder and this team lost Frank Reich and John DeFilippo, and sadly, he’s behaving like he either doesn’t see an issue or like he thinks he’s improving. He isn’t. Things need to get fixed and now, and it’s time to put a little pressure on QB1.