7 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles benching Carson Wentz isn’t a wise move

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5. The Philadelphia Eagles run scheme is awful.

The run scheme is just bland in general. There aren’t that many offensive linemen pulling and it’s the same thing every week. While it is a zone run scheme, coaches can always mix it up. Doug doesn’t do that which makes it easier for defenses since they know the inside zone is coming on every single play. There’s some zone reads built in here and there. The run game is just Miles Sanders making something out of nothing and finding space to run. He’s always falling forward too.

While most Philadelphia Eagles fans want Sanders to be utilized more often, it is important to recognize that he has been injured three times in his NFL career already. That might not be the best course of action to run it with him 25 times and put him in harm’s way more often than not. Regardless, that doesn’t mean that Doug should be throwing the ball 40 times per game. It’s especially frustrating when he tries to utilize Jalen Hurts because more often than not, that doesn’t work. Anyone could figure out that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to run a zone read with him.

Going back to Jalen Reagor, why hasn’t he been given a reverse or a jet sweep? Doug calls fake jet sweeps with an inside zone run multiple times every game. No one is going to care about the fake jet sweep if you never hand the ball off to the motion man.

Reagor has just one carry on the year and it went for six yards. With his burst and shiftiness, those plays could go for a lot more. It’s mind-boggling why Doug doesn’t try this. Also, while Greg Ward has become a respectable role player, he’s not a burner. Teams aren’t too worried when he’s the jet motion man.