Unfortunately, there are still five games remaining in this highly unwatchable 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season. Since we’re a bunch of sickos who’ll be watching anyway, Jimmy Kempski and I talked about what we’d like to see down the stretch during the latest BGN Radio podcast. You can [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN] or stream the latest episode below:
CARSON WENTZ BENCHED
There have already been multiple BGN articles dedicated to this topic so I’m not going to rehash everything here. What I will say is that if you’re a Wentz detractor, I think you should actually be happy with him continuing to play. Because he’s clearly not getting any better. Sitting him might actually help. I mean, it certainly couldn’t worsen things at this point. This is just a broken quarterback who can’t make the simplest of throws:
.@eagles had 1-5-24 yard line to start this game. 3 straight incompletions on the most basic of plays. 5 yards might as well be 100 yards. This isn’t OFFENSE! #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/LuT86q9ZCa— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) December 1, 2020
In addition to Wentz deserving to be benched, the Eagles need to get some kind of idea what the have in Jalen Hurts. That’s important information to gather before potentially being in position to take a quarterback high in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Enough with this half-measure stuff where Hurts comes in for a couple plays. Give him an entire week to prepare for a game as a starter and see how he handles it. Benching Wentz doesn’t have to mean his career in Philly is over. The Eagles can turn back to him if/when Hurts really struggles.
PLAY THE YOUNG GUYS MORE
Hurts obviously falls into this category. But beyond him, let’s never see Alshon Jeffery getting snaps at the expense of Travis Fuglham ever again. Let’s see Quez Watkins at least activated for games. Let’s see K’Von Wallace used as more than just a special teams contributor. Let’s see Genard Avery (yes, seriously) actually get some defensive snaps instead of relying on a 32-year-old Vinny Curry who won’t be here in the future. Let’s see if Jason Huntley and/or Elijah Holyfield have anything to offer in the backfield.
Jimmy and I also talked about moving on from Howie Roseman ASAP, Doug Pederson giving up play-calling duties, and much more.
Even more topics from the latest BGN Radio podcast ...
EAGLES NEWS AND SPINNING THE WHEEL OF BADNESS
- We spun The Wheel of Badness and it landed on all of the Eagles’ failed defensive free agent signings since March 2018.
- Going over this week’s roster moves. Will Parks gone, Zach Ertz potentially back, Lane Johnson to injured reserve and long-term concern about his health?
- Final thoughts on Eagles vs. Seahawks.
- Wondering how Eagles fans can possibly be expected to care about the team if Howie Roseman continues to be in charge.
- NFC East PATS record — BLG: 16-19, Jimmy 17-18
- Eagles straight up pick records — BLG: 7-4, Jimmy: 6-4-1
- Giants at Seahawks (-10)
- Football Team at Steelers (-8)
- Cowboys at Ravens (-9)
- Eagles at Packers (-9)
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