2. The Philadelphia Eagles offensive line is giving QB1 much time.
This one should come as no surprise to anyone. Right before the third and 20 where Reagor ran the post out route, Wentz was sacked for 10 yards. It’s second and ten after a screen play didn’t develop on first down. The Browns played Cover 4 which basically means four defenders are playing deep and three are playing underneath.
The Eagles ran the drive concept. Reagor ran a shallow cross underneath and Goedert ran a dig route about ten yards deep. Fulgham ran vertical on his side of the field and just cleared the area taking the cornerback with him. Greg Ward ran an out route in the slot next to Fulgham. The first read is Ward, the second and third reads are Reagor and Goedert, and the fourth read is Sanders in the flat.
Ward had the sideline and Wentz could’ve thrown it with some anticipation. However, Fulgham hadn’t quite cleared the area yet so there was a chance the corner playing the deep fourth could’ve come down and made a play. Wentz then looked to the middle of the field for the second and third reads. The corner at the top of the screen was playing a deep fourth so he passed off Reagor to the middle. The linebacker playing in the middle reacted to Goedert running the dig route. The defensive back lined up in the slot was occupied by Ward. That left Reagor underneath with plenty of room to work.
Wentz looked to pull the trigger but got taken down from behind because Jason Peters got beat off the edge by a club rip from Adrian Clayborn. Lane Johnson also got bull-rushed by Olivier Vernon which could be due to the ankle injury. Isaac Seumalo who was returning from injury got beat as well. All three linemen who were one-on-one couldn’t protect Wentz.
Maybe Wentz could’ve gotten to the second read quicker. He might’ve had a chance to pull the trigger but this offensive line hasn’t held up against simple four-man rushes all year. Regardless of who you want to put the blame on, it’s another missed opportunity for Reagor.