Enough with this nonsense already.

Here’s Doug Pederson Monday when asked about Jason Peters’ week 11 performance and whether he would remain the left tackle moving forward:

“Yeah he’s our left tackle moving forward. There were a lot of things, several things that sort of stood out after watching the film, from a number of positions. Not just one specific spot or aspect of the game offensively. You’ve heard me say this before, but there’s enough to go around. Offensive line, running backs, tight ends, quarterbacks, the receivers, a lot of work still needs to be done, but we can get it done.” 

Well, look, the entire team may stink, but that shouldn’t preclude you from making individual upgrades where necessary. Jordan Mailata was playing just fine at left tackle. You brought back Jason Peters to play RIGHT GUARD and you are in a position where you can have Mailata at left tackle and Peters at RIGHT GUARD.

Instead, you have chosen to put Mailata on the bench, Peters at left tackle, and Matt Pryor at right guard. That obviously is not the best configuration right now.

It’s Stockholm Syndrome with Jason Peters. I’ve mentioned this before, but here’s the official explainer via Healthline:

“Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response. It occurs when hostages or abuse victims bond with their captors or abusers. This psychological connection develops over the course of the days, weeks, months, or even years of captivity or abuse.

With this syndrome, hostages or abuse victims may come to sympathize with their captives. This is the opposite of the fear, terror, and disdain that might be expected from the victims in these situations.”

It’s gone way beyond blind loyalty and we’re in some dark and funky place with Jason Peters. The guy can do no wrong. He held the Eagles hostage for more money to play left tackle, the Eagles gave it to him, and continue to bend over backwards for the guy. It’s the NFL’s worst love affair.

Most competent football teams would have told him to take a hike and/or found somebody less than 38 years old to play the position as a backup.

When Jason Peters lines up at LT against the Seahawks: