These Philadelphia Eagles need to do some soul searching.
Another of Carson Wentz’s best weapons has been Greg Ward. He’s become a safety blanket for Wentz over the past two seasons, but as of late he’s had some crucial drops, including one in this Week 8 matchup.
Speed isn’t Ward’s calling card, but he’s a nice route runner. Opposing defenses may have gotten wise to Ward’s skill set, or maybe he has been having trouble finding an open window. Either way, one of 2019’s heroes hasn’t been showing up as of late.
Despite their most recent victory, Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman‘s drafting and his handling of contracts has really put this team into limp mode.
With the linebacker corps and the secondary still having issues, people are still wondering if investing a second and third-round draft pick on a project quarterback and a project linebacker was the right move.
It took Nathan Gerry being injured for the Eagles to start looking at and unlocking some of their potential at linebacker. This unit is functional at best, but recently, guys who have had minimal to no playing time are making plays on a relatively consistent basis.
These guys are miles from where they were at the beginning of the year, but this is still arguably the weakest unit on the roster. All of that has been said to say this. This unit is a direct reflection of Eagles linebacker coach Ken Flajole and his inability to evaluate the players he’s responsible for.