Looking back on yesterday’s loss to the Seahawks was never going to be an easy task, but are there any positives we can take from the Eagles’ offensive collapse? Here’s a look at how each position played.
Unfortunately, there’s no other word to describe the game Carson Wentz had on Sunday. His stats show someone that maybe got ‘a little unlucky’ without his starting wide receiving group, star running back, and starting offensive line on the right side, but the tape shows a QB who just crumbled.
He missed open throws, coughed up the ball at an alarming rate, took way too many hits and sacks while trying to force the ball down the field, and failed to scan through his reads effectively.
From a quarterbacking perspective, this is the worst game we’ve seen from Wentz…period.
It’s really hard to grade the running back position this week. Miles Sanders averaged over 5 yards per carry on 12 attempts but was missed on a pair of wide-open receptions that could have done some real damage. What’s even more frustrating is that every run just seemed to be an outside-zone to the left with Dallas Goedert as a lead blocker. It got stale very quickly.
Jay Ajayi has a role as a short-yardage back so…that’s cool?
Starting Dillard at RT was a mistake. I said that in an article before the game and not even a quarter into it, it proved to be true. Brandon Brooks had to sit this one out due to anxiety, giving Big V and Matt Pryor a chance to team up as they once did at TCU.
I don’t think the line was as bad as it was last week, but that’s not saying much. They still struggled and it ultimately did impact Carson Wentz and the struggles he faced.
Zach Ertz predictably led the team in receiving yards, while Dallas Goedert was targeted 8 times. The offense is becoming very TE focused which isn’t a bad thing given the current state of the offense, but unless there’s going to be some creativity injected soon, their success might be shortlived.
Greg Ward Jr. picked up 40 yards and his first NFL receptions. Good for him. That’s genuinely the only bright point offensively to take from this game and he absolutely deserves some credit.
JJ Arcega-Whiteside showed some toe-drag swag and made a big catch too, but outside of that, it was more of the same for a depleted WR group.
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