Philadelphia Eagles press conferences aren’t what they used to be.
There isn’t much about former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly that makes you feel like you miss the guy if you’re a Birds fan. He was an entertaining listen though. Kelly’s press conferences were the stuff of legend and as close to being must-see television as a press conference could be.
These days, we hear nonsense and blatant untruths from the vice president and general manager Howie Roseman. It’s becoming obvious that Doug Pederson is somewhere between stubborn and delusional, and it’s gotten to the point where Carson Wentz is just as robotic as Andy Reid was. Just look at some of 11’s most recent statements if you need any evidence.
It’s official. The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t holding Carson Wentz accountable.
If you’re sick of the ‘I’ve got to be better’ rhetoric, fear not. You’re not alone. Just about every game of the 2020 NFL season has followed a familiar pattern.
The Eagles have a shot. Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson do everything that they can think of to blow it for them. No adjustments are made in the game. Sometimes it doesn’t even look like Carson Wentz is being coached.
Then, when you’re just about to give up on them. 11 tries to bring Philly back late. Sometimes he does so successfully. Sometimes, he falls just short (and that’s if the defense or Jake Elliott don’t falter in important portions of the game).
The worst part of Eagles games isn’t the games themselves. It’s what comes after. It comes in those press conferences that follow the games. If you haven’t heard them or don’t have to listen to them, don’t waste your time. The answers to every question will irritate you. What’s even worse than all of that is, nowadays, all we keep hearing is the same answer.
Here’s a perfect example. After struggling to beat an inferior New York Giants team in Week 7, a game in which Carson Wentz threw his tenth interception of the season, Philly’s franchise signal-caller stepped up to a microphone and this happened. Thank the NFL’s official YouTube channel for the clip.
Maybe you didn’t catch it, but that doesn’t sound like someone who seems like he has any issues with anything that he’s doing. Our staff lamented shortly thereafter that Carson Wentz’s highwire act must end. Some of you disagreed. Some of you believed that there wasn’t much to what Wentz said and that we were overreacting. Ten days later, 11 was even worse than he was in the prior game.
QB1 threw two more picks and lost two more fumbles. Philly won anyway. Then, after a Week 9 bye, 11 spoke with members of the Philly media. Guess what he said? Don’t worry. It’s on record. Check this one out.
Since some of you refuse to see this or admit to it, let us break this down for you again. Here’s the skinny. Carson Wentz sees nothing wrong with what he’s doing. Press Taylor is the homie, not a coach. No one is this organization is holding Carson Wentz accountable, and he doesn’t see anything wrong with what he’s doing.
If Philly doesn’t reel their star quarterback in, this is only going to get worse. No one else is allowed to put the team in horrible situations, and you can’t lose the other 52 men on the roster because you’re afraid of correcting the one that is. If Pederson doesn’t correct this immediately, you can expect to start hearing from those anonymous sources again.