Doug Pederson won’t comment on report Carson Wentz will miss several more weeks

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The Eagles found a way in the second half to get just enough of an offensive spark to outscore the Falcons. The Eagles may need more of it in the coming games.

Before Thursday night’s regular-season opener, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that starter Carson Wentz isn’t expected to play for a few more weeks. After the game, Eagles coach Doug Pederson was asked about the news.

“You know what, I’ve seen it, but I’m going to investigate that a little bit more and see where and why and when that came out,” Pederson told reporters. “But I’m not going to comment too much more on it.”

Rapoport’s Saturday report that Nick Foles would start on Thursday sparked Pederson’s tense press conference on Sunday, during which he blamed the media generally for “putting words in [his] mouth” and otherwise disclosing something Pederson had hoped to keep secret.

Regardless of whether Wentz will miss several more weeks, he looked to be laboring a bit during pregame workouts, with the left leg (wrapped in heavy brace) not yet able to do everything the left leg needs to do during the various running and agility drills that Wentz was engaging in. Multiple knowledge football types who saw Wentz working out agreed that he isn’t ready to play, and may not be for some time.

34 responses to “Doug Pederson won’t comment on report Carson Wentz will miss several more weeks

  1. Luckily the schedule isn’t too brutal early on, Bucs, Colts and Titans so if the Eagles can make it to October at 2-2/3-1 or so they should be in good stead

  2. So after tearing an acl and lcl and him not being ready for he opener, people actually thought that he’d be back 10 days later for week 2 ? That wouldn’t make much sense . After beating their most formidable opponent for the first 4 , anything before week 5 vs Minnesota would be silly

  3. I’m kinda glad the Eagles won so we didn’t have to suffer through all the backup QB excuses from Eagles fans, as if he didn’t just win a Super Bowl MVP…

  4. As I’ve been saying over and over, despite all the thumb down votes…I don’t know how Philly’s organization is going to justify sitting down a Superbowl MVP who wins games. It’ll certainly be the first time in NFL history a team is going to change what works!!! Trade Wentz while the iron is hot…hold on to and keep building depth…you can win with Foles–especially on his team friend deal…Wentz will not give this team a hometown discount…

  5. Looks like Wentz is out for the entire season. When he does actually play the rust will be very hard to remove. His injury is extensive and severe. Best shot is take another year off.

  6. Foles appears to have regressed back to his mean. Same player we all remember. Not like the Falcons really heavily pressured him all night or he had it especially tough. He was just bad.

    That said, who knows when Wentz will return? He did not look good, they’d be lucky to get him healed up enough by October. Even that will be likely risking reinjury

  7. “Regardless of whether Wentz will miss several more weeks, he looked to be laboring a bit during pregame workouts, with the left leg (wrapped in heavy brace) not yet able to do everything the left leg needs to do during the various running and agility drills that Wentz was engaging in. Multiple knowledge football types who saw Wentz working out agreed that he isn’t ready to play, and may not be for some time.”
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    I don’t know when he’ll play, but that’s a bizarre observation and one that is inconsistent with everything I’ve seen as a fan. I’m obviously not on the field and I’m just a fan…but has anyone seen a video where Wentz looks anything other than ready? Seriously…he looked great in JUNE.

  8. Nothing than a couple of inept offenses last night in an offensive leeague. When I watch these teams play, it’s amazing how many missed plays are left on the field, especially with Matt Ryan and his lack of urgency and repeat blunders on 3rd downs with not getting the ball out quicker.

    The RPO is an all time great gimmick to hide deficiencies which is why it’s a gimmick like the Wildcat and Read Option, etc.

  9. 6ball says:
    September 7, 2018 at 6:06 am
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    That game should have been “pay for view” and the NFL should have paid us for viewing.
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    Ratings will start to drop with such a bad product like that.

  10. Both offenses looked awful outside of Julio, people are shocked Foles is bad but he’s only been good for a few games last year and before that, he was bad too! Remember that one game he did well in like 5 years ago? Yeah we all do, he got paid, failed, and that became his previous best moment. We remember that game because it was a good game where he wasn’t bad; it was a memorable thing.

  11. Great teams like the super bowl champion Eagles did what they did last night overcome!!! Wentz will be back haters sooner than later and your knees will shake even more Fly Eagles Fly

  12. Said it before and I’ll say it again- If I am making the decisions in Philly, Wentz sits until after the bye week mid-season. They played as bad as they could possibly play and still won. Most of the other opponents in their first eight games are only as good or worse than Atlanta. Nick Foles was not the main reason that game played out the way it did.

    Keep Foles out there for eight games, go 5-3 at worst, bring in a fully recovered and very well rested Wentz in Game Nine.

  13. seabrawk12 says:
    September 7, 2018 at 6:13 am
    Don’t get too comfy philly. Last night was a fluke. Offense looked horrible 99 percent of the game. Admittedly, defense looked decent.
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    Winning games when you play terribly is not the sign of a bad team.

  14. had left leg surgery on the knee… same thing as Wentz…. Now I know that I am not a NFL QB.

    But range of motion and reflects come back slowly.. I saw him walking around and it seem to look like when I had a stiff leg…… it works, and moves and bends, but it took 22 months before I would be willing to jump off a chair and not worry about it… He seems tentative in warm-ups… just saying… that he has a way to go.

  15. Sounds like Wentz is at least a month away from playing, maybe more.

    If he is still struggling a bit in drills, he’s gonna need at least a few more weeks to build more strength and fully heal. And probably more before he is ready for contact in a real game.

  16. I think that as ugly as the game was what we will realize in time is that Foles’ and Ryan’s performances were due in large part to playing really good defenses .

  17. TERRIBLE game. Why did ATL let Ryan pass it 40+ times? That never ever has worked for them. Get some freaking balance to that offense.

  18. Wentz is the common day Culpepper. Great numbers for a few years, knee injury, fade into obscurity. Eagles sold their soul for a SB championship, now back on another 60 year drought.

  19. Play Foles until a loss has been recorded … give Carson as much time as possible to get healthier … he has so many years ahead of him to lead the Eagles organization, it would be foolish to play him until it is necessary.

  20. “people are shocked Foles is bad but he’s only been good for a few games last year and before that, he was bad too! ”

    Actually he has a pro bowl season as a starter in his past in which he threw 28 TD and only 2 INTs.

  21. yg20910 says:
    September 7, 2018 at 11:37 am
    I think that as ugly as the game was what we will realize in time is that Foles’ and Ryan’s performances were due in large part to playing really good defenses .

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    The same defense on which the Pats put up over 600 yards? No I think that Ryan just sucks.

  22. I been telling you Philly fans this all year. Dude wasn’t even dressed, nor yet cleared for contact.

  23. yetipro,

    what are you talking about, the Falcons brought no pressure? Foles was pressured a LOT in the game and the receivers were getting no separation either. Any deep balls he threw were almost always contested with PI’s that werent called. Foles will be fine once his receivers step up, I mean 1 starting WR from last year who is not a #1 and a TE who had butter fingers.

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