2. Wentz cannot be trusted to run this Philadelphia Eagles offense.
The Eagles might be the first-placed team in the lowly NFC East, but let’s make one thing clear. They may not be the division’s best team. That moniker may now belong to the New York Giants.
Even though we all know this isn’t true, it feels like Philly’s offense would struggle to put up a touchdown versus a really good pop warner defense. Carson Wentz played passively against the New York Giants like many have called for him to do. That isn’t to say that 11 did anything wrong though. When Carson Wentz has played aggressively, he has turned the ball over, a lot.
The problem here is Doug Pederson’s inadequacy in getting his team prepared and his limitations as a play-caller, and in Week 10, both of those areas were exposed yet again. The only solution to this problem is a heavier dose of Miles Sanders.
Philly’s star running back can take some of the offensive load off of Wentz and open up the play-calling for Pederson. 11 has played some of his best football outside of the pocket this year, and running the ball will open up the play-action and bootleg options. The game will simplify for Wentz if opposing defenses are forced to keep guessing.
The Eagles rank sixth in the league in passing attempts per game and 26th in the NFL in rushing attempts per game. Doug Pederson needs to find some sort of equilibrium if the Philadelphia Eagles want to salvage things and reach the NFC Playoffs for a fourth straight season.