Carson Wentz: There’s always stress, but I’m confident in who I am

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, but he said Wednesday that neither the tough sledding on the field nor the criticism that he’s hearing off of it have caused him to lose his faith in himself as a player.

Wentz has turned the ball over five times and fumbled four others while the Eagles have put up 19 points in back-to-back losses, which makes it obvious that there are things he has “to clean up” ahead of this weekend’s game against the Dolphins. He also said he has “so much confidence in my ability to turn this around and do my best and get these things fixed” because he doesn’t allow the “highs and lows” to shift his view of himself.

“There’s always stress, there’s always pressure, there’s always that stuff, and for me, just to be confident in who I am, in the good, the bad, and the ugly, I don’t really get caught up in what people say [or] think, whether it’s good, whether it’s bad. I’m confident in who I am as a player,” Wentz said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Wentz has played with a rotating cast of characters around him as injuries have taken their toll on several offensive players. The quarterback said that there’s “no excuses with that” when it comes to how he’s been performing and the Eagles could certainly use a rebound game on Sunday.

41 responses to “Carson Wentz: There’s always stress, but I’m confident in who I am

  1. Never understood the hype around this guy. His “MVP season” as Eagle fans like to call it consisted of dispatching teams that didnt even have winning records. You put Wentz in that playoff spot in 2017 and he doesnt come out on top vs the Falcons.

  2. I’m glad Wentz is confident in who he is. That’a admirable. Now if he could only play well enough for the fans to justify having some confidence in him…

  3. A confident Wentz doesn’t ignore miles sanders wide open in the seam for an entire game. A confident Wentz doesn’t overthrow running backs in the flat by a country mile.

    The Wentz of the last 2 games is anything but confident. Miami should help him get his mojo back but right now i’d say Wentz issues are mental not physical.

    I believe he can do it but he needs to shake whatever cobwebs are in his head.

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 27, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Wentz’s struggles highlight the fact that the Eagles kept the wrong QB.

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    Uh huh. Go look up Nick Foles’ record without Brandon Brooks at RG. Let’s see Foles would do without the entire starting right side of his line, without any of his starting receivers, and without his leading rusher. I’m all ears.

  5. It’s a lot easier to hit open receivers when you don’t have the Seattle front seven in your face. The Eagles strength is the right side of the OL – All Pro level. When both the RG and RT are out, the QB’s don’t play well. Nick Foles could not lead the Eagles to a single score in the playoff at N.O. last year once the RG went down.

  6. Foles would throw the ball to the first open receiver he saw where Wentz is always holding onto the ball trying to make the big play. There is nothing wrong with throwing the ball to a wide open running back in the flat. Why draft a running back who can catch when Wentz almost never throws him the ball?

  7. dino2997 says:
    November 27, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I must say it is a shock how Wentz and Goff have both turned out to be busts
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    Wentz was responsible for leading the Eagles to the best record in the NFL and setting them up for HFA before he went down in 2017, but yah, he’s a bust.

  8. No coincidence that Wentz’s poor play the last 2 weeks coincided with Lane Johnson being out of the lineup. Eagles were up 10-0 on the Patriots when Lane went out, and then have been a disaster ever since. Just like Wentz’s rookie year, when he played much better in the 8 games with Lane Johnson than the 8 games without. Get well soon, Lane.

  9. This team wasnt healthy since day 1, idk where the whole injuries have mounted this season thing comes from, theyve been injured since last year.

    Carson with a healthy team is legit, he just cant do it by himself. He isnt the guy who we wanted him to be, but he isnt terrible either. The biggest problem for this team is the play calling/ coaching.

  10. jason9696 says:
    November 27, 2019 at 8:05 pm
    The Eagles don’t win the Super Bowl against the Patriots a few years with Carson Wentz as their quarterback.

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    eagles dont win a playoff game if wentz is qb

  11. let’s not ignore the fact that his wrs have been trash. His top 3 wrs haven’t been on the field the last 2 weeks. His#1 target over the last couple games(Jordan matthews)isn’t even on the team anymore and wasnt on an nfl roster a few weeks ago either. Same with Greg ward. Another wr who never even had an nfl catch prior to last week. It’s not hard for defenses to cover big bodied slow wrs that cant separate. Everyone can crowd the box without the fear of getting beat deep. Not excuses, just facts. It also doesn’t help that their #1 rb has missed ther last 2 games that Carson has struggled.

  12. It’s funny how people look at things. I’m watching the Cowboys/Pats game and the announcer is talking about the Cowboys offensive struggle and points out that Dak doesn’t have Cooper available at the moment because he’s standing on the sidelines.

    Carson played last week without all 3 starting wideouts, 2 starting O-lineman and the starting running back.

    Yeah, he played poorly but but I say it’s still more so bad habits being developed by him because he has NO weapons other than a constantly double-teamed tight end in Zach Ertz. Even when Alshon Jeffrey is healthy it has become accepted by the insiders that follow the team that he’s in steep decline and was never a burner to begin with.

    I still say wait and see until mid-season next year when I assume the front office has gone out and gotten some weapons for him. Does anyone remember Dak Prescott looking bewildered until they traded for Amari Cooper? Now Dak is an MVP candidate.

  13. haansel82 says:
    November 27, 2019 at 8:34 pm
    This team wasnt healthy since day 1, idk where the whole injuries have mounted this season thing comes from, theyve been injured since last year.

    Carson with a healthy team is legit, he just cant do it by himself. He isnt the guy who we wanted him to be, but he isnt terrible either. The biggest problem for this team is the play calling/ coaching.

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    Wentz went 5-6 last year with a fully healthy offense same team won with foles

  14. schmedley69 says:
    November 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    No coincidence that Wentz’s poor play the last 2 weeks coincided with Lane Johnson being out of the lineup. Eagles were up 10-0 on the Patriots when Lane went out, and then have been a disaster ever since. Just like Wentz’s rookie year, when he played much better in the 8 games with Lane Johnson than the 8 games without. Get well soon, Lane.

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    Wentz went 5-6 last year with lane Johnson so no and lane Johnson is 3-4 this year with wentz

  15. get ready miami philly fans are coming to make this game like an eagles home game. myself included. go birds

  16. Its been a rough season. Last week down the top 3 wr’s ( who were having bad seasons themselves), the entire right side of the line (both pro bowl or all pro players), and the starting rb. That said, he played poorly. Pressing way too hard. Nowhere to go with the ball. Immediate pressure from just the front 4.

  17. I’m confident that the Eagles remaining opponents will restore Wentz’s confidence.If that doesn’t I’m not sure what will. Four games vs. 2-9 (now and 2-10,2-11,2-12 and 2-13 by the time the Eagles play them) and a home game against a Dallas team that may not even be .500 by then, will cure a lot!

  18. Wentz is not a bust, far from it.
    But he may not be a very good QB either. He’s Ok.
    Is he overpaid? Probably.
    But it’s not like he’s bad.
    The Eagles are better of with him than with Jarred Goof.
    Now Goff is a huge disappointment.

  19. friedbokchoy says:
    November 27, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    dino2997 says:
    November 27, 2019 at 7:07 pm
    I must say it is a shock how Wentz and Goff have both turned out to be busts
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    Wentz was responsible for leading the Eagles to the best record in the NFL and setting them up for HFA before he went down in 2017, but yah, he’s a bust.
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    And Goff helped take his team to the Super Bowl last year, and look at him now. RG3 was also responsible for carrying the crappy Redskins into the playoffs his rookie year, but yah..

  20. Wentz went 5-6 last year with a fully healthy offense same team won with foles

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    Gotta love a selective memory. How about when Brooks went down in New Orleans and Foles couldn’t score a point in the second half. Including missing a WIDE OPEN Ertz down the sideline. Foles is nothing more than a journeyman who is about to lose his spot to Gardner Minshew. Stop embarrassing yourself.

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