Carson Wentz wants to pick up where he left off

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz expects there will be “a lot of emotions going on” when he heads out of the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field in uniform on Sunday.

The matchup with the Colts will be Wentz’s first game since tearing his ACL and LCL last December, so it’s easy to understand why his heart will be pumping a little faster than usual. Once those first moments are out of the way, Wentz expects it will be “football again” and he is looking for that football to look like the kind he was playing before he got hurt.

“I just want to pick up where we left off last year,” Wentz said, via Philly.com. “We had a lot of big plays last year when we were in situational football. Third down, red zone, things we really excelled in last year. Those are things we want to keep building on. … At the end of the day, I, and really this whole offense and this whole organization, always have high expectations. We expect to start fast, play fast, be clicking.”

Some rust after nine-plus months out of the lineup would be natural, but Wentz said he feels his weeks of running the scout team against an Eagles defense that plays “very fast” will help him against the Colts. Sunday will bring the answer to that and other questions that Wentz and the Eagles have been seeking for a long time.

31 responses to “Carson Wentz wants to pick up where he left off

  1. This guy was a treat to watch last year and was the best second year QB play since Marino. He is genuinely one of the good role models in this sport and I hope he can stay healthy so we can really see how high he can go. He is good for the NFL and any true football fan will appreciate watching him play. Best of luck Carson!

  2. To soon,,,,,,Foles will be inserted as the starter for the rest of the year after this game due to this horrible lack of common sense and the injury being revisited during this weeks Colts game ,,the iggles are looking very minor league here ! To have a head coach doing interviews with a puss face while Nick was in and now he looks happier than a kid on Christmas morning at the podium is totally an unprofessional approach !

  3. Fresh off of rehabbing an ACL/MCL tear, he is not going to be picking up where he left off, at least not for a while. I wouldn’t even be playing him yet, but hey, Peterson is the smartest and best HC in the world, according to Eagles fans.

  4. “Carson Wentz wants to pick up where he left off”

    Of course he does, who wouldn’t?

    But reality says that ain’t happening. Not saying he can’t get back to where he was, just that there will be a “learning” curve.

    He needs to learn he can trust that knee – and you don’t get that in practice (even against a ““very fast” Eagle defense). Something about wearing a red jersey and knowing no one will hit you.

    Not wishing the young man any ill will (he grew up nearby in ND), but it will take time.

    I sincerely hope they aren’t putting him in before he’s really ready. I understand he WANTS to get back on the field – but that doesn’t mean it’s a smart thing to do.

  5. Wow, lots of hate on here for a guy looking to lead his team again.
    It’s pure fan desperation to wish ill fate on players of a team you don’t like.
    I also don’t understand why everyone is saying to sit a healthy (Professionally doctor cleared for contact) Carson Wentz. If I am the HC and one of my starters is healthy, they are playing.

  6. bradygirl12 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Fresh off of rehabbing an ACL/MCL tear, he is not going to be picking up where he left off, at least not for a while. I wouldn’t even be playing him yet, but hey, Peterson is the smartest and best HC in the world, according to Eagles fans.
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    Firstly, It’s Pederson, not Peterson. Secondly, Pederson was certainly a better and smarter coach than Bill Belicheat on 2/4/2018.

    FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

  7. Carson, I believe you left off getting injured on a spectacular TD run. Maybe start just before that play!! Good to have a great player back in the league, and I hate the Eagles, just not as much as the packers.

  8. They seem to be treating this game like it’s preseason, working Wentz back in during a “soft spot” in the schedule. But The Maniac will be ready to greet him!

  9. bradygirl12 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 8:01 am
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    Gisele? I would avoid posting any snide remarks on the Eagles threads if I were you … after the last SB.
    -Pats fan.

  10. The Colts are just anotherNFL team on the schedule. I was hoping he would return week four against those patsies from Minnesota. Purple on the TV screen hurts your eyes especially when they are playing against a ream with red or burgundy uniforms.

  11. Hastyle Eagle says:

    September 20, 2018 at 8:35 am

    bradygirl12 says:
    September 20, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Fresh off of rehabbing an ACL/MCL tear, he is not going to be picking up where he left off, at least not for a while. I wouldn’t even be playing him yet, but hey, Peterson is the smartest and best HC in the world, according to Eagles fans.
    ——————————————————————————–

    Firstly, It’s Pederson, not Peterson. Secondly, Pederson was certainly a better and smarter coach than Bill Belicheat on 2/4/2018.

    FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

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    Okay, guilty on the misspelling of the name. I am not wishing anything bad to happen to Carson Wentz. He’s one of the best young QB’s to come along in a long time. I wish him well, but I think it’s too soon, given his injury. Lastly, if you can call my team’s coach “Belicheat”,then PEDERSON is fair game too. You guys won the game…what more do you want?

  12. Glad your back Carson! Looking forward to our rematch with you at the LA Coliseum in December. We have to beat the best to be the best, and this year that means taking down the Eagles.

    Whose House, Rams House!!!!!

  13. Look for Wentz to become an even more accurate passer. Many have commented that he has more zip on his throws than even last season. As long as his receivers hold onto it, Wentz is going to torment every defense he faces!

  14. Looking at his style of play, it would seem that if Wentz doesn’t adjust his approach a bit, odds are that he will have an injury-marred and shortened career? He needs to be smarter about how and when he runs with the ball, and how he protects himself. Great talent and leadership skills, but he has to mature and play a little smarter.

  15. I’m sure the birds will have max protection I’m sure the birds would risk the franchise qb if he wasn’t ready I’m sure Carson will shred the colts I’m sure the birds will rush for over 200 yds watch out for Josh Adams fly Eagles Fly

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