5 Philadelphia Eagles who should be benched for 2020’s remainder

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. . . Matt Pryor, offensive tackle. . player. 54

Matt Pryor might be the worst Philadelphia Eagles tackle of the last 20 years.

What more can be said about Matt Pryor at this point, other than bad things? Then again, saying bad things about Matt Pryor would force us to say some bad things that we’ve already said.

Everything is pretty much recycled at this point. It’s like telling a bad joke over and over in different crowds because you’re praying that someone will be present that hasn’t heard it before.

The Eagles have had some studs play both the right tackle and left tackle positions during the Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, and Jason Peters era. Then again, there hasn’t been that many. We’re so used to seeing guys stay around forever and play at a high level (Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Jon Runyan, Tra Thomas) that we’ve gotten spoiled. What’s worse is their success makes seeing a guy as limited as Pryor look like he’s playing even worse than he is.

Say what you want about Halapoulivaati Vaitai. He had a few low points, but for the most part, you could depend on him. If you say that the Eagles couldn’t use him now, you’d be fibbing. Guys who can play both tackle spots and the guard position don’t grow on trees and ‘Big V’ was that.

Pryor, on the other hand, is something else entirely, something much worse. He was taken advantage of in training camp by everyone, and he hasn’t gotten any better as the season has progressed. Watching him play tackle is like watch a bull and a matador. Guess which one Pryor is.