“That’s probably a decision I’ll look back on tomorrow and say we could’ve done something else [...]”
[...] “But looking back on it, I would have probably gone the other way and maybe taken a shot down the field and put the ball up in the air. Looking back on it, with clearer eyes this morning, a lot of things good have happened – DPI (defensive pass interference), illegal contact, could have been an offensive holding, could have been a sack. There’s a lot of things that go into those plays. Looking back on it, that’s probably what I would do.”
The Eagles could’ve attempted a 64-yard field goal with Jake Elliott, who previously made a 61-yard kick in 2017. Or they could’ve tried to throw for a first down on 4th-and-12 from Cincy’s 46-yard line.
Instead, Pederson opted for the tie.
Admitting his mistake now obviously doesn’t solve anything. But I guess it’s better than being stubborn about it.
What was the right move for the Eagles?
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Attempt a 64-yard field goal
Throw a pass on 4th-and-12
“No. No. You don’t go there. That is a knee-jerk reaction. That is a reaction to things that are sometimes, you know, the aura that is out there. That is not what we believe internally and we are going to continue to get better. Carson is our quarterback. We are going to get it fixed, he is going to get it fixed and you know, we got a long season — we are only a half-game out of first place for goodness sakes. The whole division right now is not playing very good football. So, we are not that far off.”
With Wentz playing as poorly as he is, it’s really not insane to wonder if Hurts could do better. This isn’t to suggest Hurts is the savior and there aren’t many other issues with the offense. But Wentz’s inaccuracy is a major issue. It’s untenable.
.@eagles have to straighten out the QB. There are plays to be made. And it’s not a pass protection issue. DougP comes out of the West Coast System. Short passes; long runs...only if the QB is accurate #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/vW143yZyrd— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) September 28, 2020
The Eagles can’t be surprised that these questions are being asked. They opened this can of worms by drafting Hurts at No. 53 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Jalen Hurts pick:— nation of eagles (@NationOfEagles) September 28, 2020
- Potentially caused the franchise QB you just extended to panic
- Made you pass up on at the minimum a handful of rookies that are already impressing that would be starting right now for the Eagles
- Caused massive media/fan hysteria to bench franchise QB
We’ll hear more from Pederson when he speaks with Eagles reporters around noon today.