Carson Wentz: I’ve missed some things, got to be better

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Colts quarterback Carson Wentz missed practice all of last week while on the COVID-19 reserve list, but was activated in time to play against the Raiders with the Colts pushing for a playoff spot.

Wentz didn’t have his best afternoon in a 23-20 loss. He was 16-of-27 for 148 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown that caromed off two Raiders defenders who crashed into each other while trying to intercept the pass.

Jonathan Taylor put up 108 rushing yards in the game and Wentz said Wednesday that he feels he needs to do more to balance out the offense.

“Obviously, our run game is our identity and what we do, but we’ve got to be dynamic off of that,” Wentz said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star. “I feel like we’ve missed some things there. I’ve missed some things, got to be better there.”

One big miss came in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. Wentz had T.Y. Hilton wide open on a third down and didn’t deliver a good enough throw to convert the first down. The Raiders would go on to break a 17-17 tie on the ensuing drive and it was one play that the Colts would have liked to have back when all was said and done.

4 responses to “Carson Wentz: I’ve missed some things, got to be better

  1. Take away Taylor and this team is toast, compared to the Titans who have lost Henry and still managed to win. Wentz just isn’t that good a player to carry a team on his back.

  2. Wentz is not a very good QB. Reich has done wonders but if they get into a game where a team can shut down Taylor and they have to depend on Wentz to win it, they are in big trouble. He looks scared out there now. He misses easy throws. He still makes questionable decisions.

    The real winner in that Wentz trade was Philly. It’ll be the 22nd pick but that will still be a good player and more than what they got from Yutz last year.

  3. I mean.. that’s the curse of Carson Wentz. Crazy talented at times, other times his mechanics are just.. off.

    Not knocking him btw, he’s good enough to be a starter in this league and can absolutely win some game. Problem is, his ceiling is MVP level, floor is bottom third in the league.. and that varies throughout the season.

  4. Get Wentz and Tom House together and fix his mechanics and everything SHOULD work itself out (insert strong optimism)

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