Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz looked like a subsequent Ben Roethlsiberger on Sunday, as he finished 23 of 31 passes for 301 yards and dual touchdowns (he eluded several Steelers pass-rushers as he scrambled to his right before joining with Sproles on a aforementioned large play).
From Darren Sproles’ 73-yard locate and run to Fletcher Cox’s frame sack, players who have had their talents squandered in new years are finally delivering. “Wentz looks like a unequivocally intelligent quarterback – not usually athletic, though smart”, pronounced Tony Casselli, manager of The Bayou Bar and Grill. We’re personification desirous football.
The Steelers (2-1) finally got on a scoreboard on a 40-yard margin idea by Chris Boswell with 7:40 left in a initial half.
The Eagles rookie manager compared a Eagles rookie quarterback to, we know, one of a best quarterbacks of all time Monday.
For a initial time this season, Carson Wentz indeed had a numbers to behind adult some of a hype. “I’m on a Wentz wagon”. They are a Eagles and – drum roll, greatfully – a Vikings, with Sam Bradford as their quarterback.
“What he’s doing is special and it’s a covenant to his credentials and demeanor”, Eagles reserve Malcolm Jenkins pronounced of Wentz.
Rookie defensive behind Jalen Mills played 54 snaps, or one reduction than he played in a initial dual games combined. Antonio Brown finished a diversion with 12 catches for 140 yards on 18 targets.
It’s tough to fight this turn of overt, beforehand overreaction while we still live in a universe where Skip Bayless is one of a top paid sports “pundits”. “We took an ass-kicking”. We don’t quit. we don’t quit. “Three weeks ago when we named Carson a starter a few eyebrows were raised, though now these guys are bought in”. But subsequent Monday, I’m going to tell them, ‘Hey, we’re behind to work. They had a improved plan. We were rarely penalized. The Eagles huddle. They’ve re-birthed time of possession. Alas, it was and we am entirely ragged out from examination that prohibited disaster they put on a margin yesterday.
COLTS 26, CHARGERS 22 (at Indianapolis) – Andrew Luck shook off a bruise throwing shoulder, afterwards watched T.Y. Hilton mangle a tackle on a 63-yard touchdown pass with 1:17 to play for Indianapolis. After shutting down Big Ben and a high-powered Steelers, a Eagles have authorised usually dual defensive TDs in 3 games. But Wentz done it occur with his smarts and skills.
The attention, expectations and acclamation will usually grow if Wentz and a Eagles keep adult this kind of play. Wentz went on an smashing driving, regulating Sproles and other receivers figure adult a “Steel Curtain” to benefit a 3-0 lead. But most of what he did was get a round to a right players and concede them to retaliate a Pittsburgh defense. He came adult to me after a game, we feel me?
Coaches and teammates speak about Wentz nearing to a use trickery before 6 a.m.
After a horrifying tour opposite a Eagles a group now has to regroup and concentration on a Chiefs. They have valid they are not usually to be a hazard in a NFC East, though a force to be reckoned with in a whole NFC.
Eagles conduct manager Doug Pederson is certainly on it, as he should be.
What did we make of a diversion play? This group is too gifted offensively to not win over 10 games and a invulnerability will continue to improve.