Marcus Hayes wrote a column today, which is the back page story in the Daily News and was for a time this morning the main story on Philly.com, alleging that Doug Pederson was infuriated by Carson Wentz receiving outside coaching this offseason. Here is that shit:
Asked Tuesday what Wentz gained from his time in California, head coach Doug Pederson replied, with tepid and artificial enthusiasm:
“Well, the biggest thing I’ve seen, No. 1, is leadership. He’s come in here ready to go. He’s come in here eager, excited about the offseason, working with the new guys and the guys from last year. That’s what I’ve seen. I’ve seen him come in rejuvenated.”
“Now he’s had a chance to just kind of sit back and look at the regular season last year and make the necessary adjustments and corrections and learn from it.”
Again: Thanks for nothing. Wentz could have reviewed 2016 on that same yacht as long as he had an iPad.
Usually mild-mannered, Pederson didn’t hide his disdain for having strangers tinker with his meal ticket, and that is remarkable. Pederson is as emotive as a turtle.
It got better. Pederson virtually sneered when he was specifically asked if Wentz had made improvements in his mechanics:
“It’s subtle. That’s the thing. We’re going to see it as coaches. You may not see it as a spectator watching the game. It’s just, pointing his toe, getting him on his target line, things that we talk about each and every day that coach DeFilippo does a good job with. And those are the things we continue to work on.”
Stay away from my ride.
Sometimes you need to read between the lines. Not with this.
You just need to read the lines.
Wow. Again, to be clear, Hayes is implying that Pederson and Eagles brass are upset that Wentz sought outside help. It’s possible Marcus has some inside info here. I certainly don’t think that’s the case, but I won’t discount the possibility that he knows something we don’t. HOWEVER, his assertion that Pederson sneered at the question is simply not true. Video which easily disproves his half-cocked assertion is readily available for all to see. This video: Continue Reading