By Michael Bennett
For a 6-5, 240-pound brute from North Dakota, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is sure delicate and thin-skinned.
He’s been heavily scrutinized since the beginning of the season in which he has been thrown 12 interceptions and lost four fumbles.
The fifth-year quarterback has received some criticism during practice, with NFL Network’s Michael Silver describing the quarterback’s practice style as “sloppy”.
Wentz responded to those notions on Wednesday, according to Sports Radio 94 WIP’s Howard Eskin.
Carson Wentz responding to @nflnetwork report by Michael Silver that he’s had “sloppy” play in practice. Carson Wentz “my practices aren’t perfect, but doesn’t know where the “sloppy” part comes from. He said he hasn’t seen any of that from himself or anyone else. @SportsRadioWIP
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 18, 2020
His latest outing against the New York Giants saw him complete 56.76 percent of his passes for 208 yards, resulting in no touchdowns. He’s thrown at least two interceptions in five games this season, with two other games resulting in at least one interception.
The Eagles are currently 3-5-1 and surprisingly sit 1st in a lowly NFC East division. They’ve been bombarded by injuries that’ve hindered their success in more contest than none.
Even so, head coach Doug Pederson is making a rush to judgement in terms of changing any offensive schematics anytime soon.
“Listen, we’re still sitting here in a really good place in the NFC East,” said Pederson on Monday. I know it doesn’t look pretty. We understand that. But there’s still a lot of ball ahead of us, and there’s still I think a great opportunity for this football team moving forward.”