Hello it is I, here to pour some gasoline on the smoldering Carson Wentz-receiver fire that is sure to engulf the city and burn its miserable, cold November ashes into a pile of Wawa dated carbon.
I made you a video. Despite waking up with a splitting migraine (the rapid pressure drops usually do it, though today it may have been from watching three hours of the Eagles’ putrid offense last night), I thought it best to use my coffee time to clip up all of Carson Wentz’s yak-inducing incompletions from yesterday and make a determination as to whom was at fault– Wentz, the receiver, or Nelson Agholor. It was often Wentz, occasionally a no-name receiver, and frequently Nelson Agholor, who stinks.
Truly, Nelson Agholor stinks.
Here I was, willing to give him the benefit of the doubt after he bounced back from early-career struggles and was mostly steady for the last two seasons. But nope, he’s back to being terrible again– poor route running, lack of awareness on the field (the sideline, look for it!), and hands like dolphin fins trying to catch a greased up bowling ball.
Anyway, and alas, not every throw can go to Agholor. Wentz, too, has been occasionally bad.
Any take pointing out Wentz’s faults on Twitter is swiftly buried under a mound of Twitter eggs and people with Eagles logos in their avatar attacking your very being, devoid of any sense of reality or pragmatism. It’s the Robert Covington crowd– or at least its easy to confuse them.
People in this city treat Wentz like the next great quarterback. With good reason. Wentz has all the tools – strong arm, speed, size – and the draft status to back it up. His 2017 season solidified the hype and fanned dork Twitter into its uncomfortable social media activism-levels of prolonged lovefests.
Problem: Quarterbacks of Wentz’s ostensible stature routinely dominate NFL games. It’s not just Brady, Rodgers, and Wilson, good-to-great quarterbacks marvel with their ability to make difficult throws, “strap a team to their back,” and gut-out tough wins. Much the same way average receivers in the NFL frequently make the “tough” catches no Eagles receiver can. Blame can be spread around. But If you want Wentz to be the quarterback you think he is, he has to be better than this: