Matt Lombardo used to cover the Eagles for NJ.com while hosting nights and I think some weekends on 97.5 the Fanatic. Now he’s on the Giants beat for the same website.
He’s got an article out today titled “I covered Giants’ Daniel Jones’ and Carson Wentz’s rookie training camps: Here’s the edge ‘Danny Dimes’ already has on Eagles’ franchise QB,” which is a sizzler. As soon as I saw that, I thought, “people are gonna read the headline and get bent out of shape.” Of course they won’t read the actual story itself, but that’s how things work in 2019. We get angry over the headline and then respond on social media.
First, I’m not sure how I feel about the ‘Danny Dimes’ nickname. It’s a good nickname, but I’m not sure we can hand out a special moniker to a guy who has yet to play a regular season game. That feels like a violation to me.
Second, the article, which I’ll pick up right here:
I believe that Jones has two advantages over where his rival down the New Jersey Turnpike began his career: He has more arm talent, and he’s fully healthy.
As a rookie, Wentz suffered a cracked rib that limited his practice reps during his rookie training camp, after Pederson left him in the game into the third quarter of the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, taking a helmet to the chest while playing behind the reserve offensive line.
Yeah that’s fair. If Jones makes it through the preseason unscathed, then he’ll be at a better starting point health-wise than Carson was. He fractured a clavicle at Duke and apparently fought through some stuff that never made it to the injury report, but barely missed any time at all due to that combination of issues.