Carson Wentz: We’ve got to be better, it starts with me

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Sunday’s game started out well for the Eagles as they built a 17-0 lead over Washington in the first half, but things nosedived from there.

Quarterback Carson Wentz was sacked eight times, threw two interceptions and lost a fumble as the Eagles gave up 27 straight points to their fellow NFC East club. Wentz was playing behind a makeshift line that was further stretched when right tackle Lane Johnson was scratched on Sunday, but he pointed the finger at himself after the game.

“I put our defense in a bad spot on a couple of occasions,” Wentz said, via Mike Kaye of NJ.com. “We definitely lost some momentum, we didn’t make the plays we needed to make and I’ve got to be better. It starts with me. I’ve got to protect the ball and lead these guys better, and I’ll own that.”

Wentz said the pressure he was under “definitely didn’t make me skittish,” but it seems clear that better protection will be a must for the Eagles Offense to get on firmer footing in the future. With Aaron Donald on tap in Week Two, this would be a good time for it to arrive.

17 responses to “Carson Wentz: We’ve got to be better, it starts with me

  1. In 5 seasons Carson Wentz has 0 playoff wins, 50 fumbles. He is 7-20 vs teams over 500. He has no heart no desire to win. His teammates hate him. He has started 5-6 in 3 of his first 4 seasons. He has the IQ of a potato. Eagles are 24-6 in their last 30 games with Nick Foles.

  2. Don’t take the blame Cardon…this is on Howie and Doug for not investing multiple high picks & quality free agents in the offendive line. Now you’ll get to meet all the great defensive linemen in the NFK up close and personal for the next 15 weeks.

  3. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    September 14, 2020 at 8:35 am
    Don’t take the blame Cardon…this is on Howie and Doug for not investing multiple high picks & quality free agents in the offendive line. Now you’ll get to meet all the great defensive linemen in the NFK up close and personal for the next 15 weeks.

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    It’s all on howie for getting rid of foles and signing the loser Wentz

  4. jason6271 says:
    September 14, 2020 at 8:29 am
    Worst decision in history getting rid of foles
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    Other than that playoff rund during the Super Bowl year, FOles is an AVERAGE QB at BEST.

  5. I cant believe I am part of a fan base with such moronic takes…..No QB could have succeeded with that line. Perhaps a few more runs & not leave Carson for dead in the pocket

  6. Foles ran the Eagles offense better. Is Foles a Great Qb? nah probably not but. But he fit the system. Wentz plays recklessly and is always looking for the big play.

  7. Watching the game, it only took a couple of hits for Wentz to lose confidence. He started to make bad decisions a couple minutes before halftime, before the Offensive line really fell apart.

  8. PFTSelectiveCensorship says:
    jason6271 says:
    Worst decision in history getting rid of foles
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    Other than that playoff rund during the Super Bowl year, FOles is an AVERAGE QB at BEST.
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    And the following year when he carried the Eagles to the playoffs and a playoff win. If Jefferies catches that last pass, the Eagles might have 2 Superbowls.

  9. That offensive line play was what cost the Eagles the game. No quarterback could win with that kind of play. Especially Nick Foles, who are you kidding.

  10. Unless you’ve got a good running QB, you can’t win in the NFL with a lousy offensive line. Wentz isn’t the problem for the Eagles.

  11. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    September 14, 2020 at 8:35 am
    Don’t take the blame Cardon…this is on Howie and Doug for not investing multiple high picks & quality free agents in the offendive line. Now you’ll get to meet all the great defensive linemen in the NFK up close and personal for the next 15 weeks.

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    This is complete rubbish, the Oline from left to right when healthy is:
    Dillard (1rd Pick)
    Seumalo (Okay starter)
    Kelce (Arguably best in the league)
    Brooks (Arguably best in the league)
    Johnson (Arguably best in the league)

    Now you can criticise the depth they have, but to say that they haven’t invested in the offensive line is straight up false.

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