— I have no problem with Doug Pederson going for on the 4th downs. If he converts, he’s Big Balls Doug. Bigger problem for me was the actual plays that were called. A designed run for Wentz and then a Darren Sproles run fooled no one.
— Is it just me or should Jordan Matthews have made a better play on the ball on the last play of the game? Yeah, it could have been thrown better, but I see good wide receivers make catches on balls like that all the time.
— Wentz doesn’t throw a good deep ball. The 58-yard completion to Bryce Treggs would have been an easy touchdown if the ball was delivered on the money. Later in the 4th quarter after the Nolan Carroll interception, Treggs had a step on Rodgers-Cromartie and Wentz again under threw him. Would have been a touchdown
— Wentz doesn’t look comfortable in the pocket when any kind of pressure comes his way. In the first three games, Wentz looked like he was a ten year veteran, but the last few, he gets uneasy whenever he gets some pressure. This was evident in both 1st quarter interceptions, but continued for most of the first half. He was making the defense pay when they blitzed, now he’s just throwing the ball up there. His bad throws are sailing high, which is where you are seeing the interceptions.
— Troy Aikman said it and he’s right, Wentz just isn’t playing very smart right now. He was outside the pocket and could have thrown it away, instead took a 5 yard loss, setting up a 2nd and 15. Ended up having to punt two plays later. Yes, I know he’s a rookie, but he just didn’t seem to make these mistakes in the beginning of the season.
— Wentz looks a little stiff while standing in the pocket. Everybody talks about how athletic he is, so roll him out more and let him make some throws on the run. He just doesn’t look comfortable back there
— EXECUTION. This team just doesn’t execute very well. Carson Wentz designed runs didn’t work. Screens to wide receivers or Sproles haven’t been working. The screen on 3rd and 10 on last drive was a good call as the Giants were sending the house. Better execution it might have been a touchdown
— Wendell Smallwood is going to be a good back in this league, provided he stays healthy. And Pederson ever decides to use him. After a 19 yard run in the 1st quarter, Smallwood didn’t touch the ball again until about 10 minutes to go in the 4th quarter. He has the big play ability and speed that the other backs lack.
— Ryan Matthews looks like an afterthought at this point, only getting 5 carries for 15 yards. Kenjon Barner received the successful goal line carry in the 4th quarter.
— The Eagles aren’t running the ball enough. Give Smallwood and Barner a few more carries each. Might set up the play action pass a little bit better
— Leodis McKelvin stinks. You’re not going to win many games if Leodis McKelvin is covering Odell Beckham
— Nolan Carroll is a pretty good player. He’s not a true number 1 corner (obviously), but he competes all game, every game and will make some plays. Tremendous interception, ripping the ball away from ODB.
— Didn’t hear Halapoulivaati Vaitai’s name much again. Big V really has responded well after the debacle in his first start. For the most part, the line has played pretty well in the last few games
— Zach Ertz and Trey Burton not had good days, but until they are able to be successful in the red zone, the Eagles offense won’t have they success they need
— I hate to pile on with everyone else, but I can’t handle Nelson Agholor much longer. He actually made a nice play on the last drive, but he had a big drop late in the 4th quarter and then a fumble on a catch that went for no gain.
— Bryce Treggs looks like he could be a player. Has the great speed, but also has a little swagger about to him.