Before training camp started, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Carson Wentz would likely be inactive at the start of the season. And now, roughly six weeks later, Wentz will be the Eagles’ starting quarterback Week 1.
Pederson announced Wentz will be Brandon Thomas Jersey under center when they take on the Cleveland Browns Sunday. The No. 2 overall pick suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs during Philadelphia’s preseason opener and didn’t return for the rest of the exhibition slate. Despite that, Pederson says he feels Wentz is ready to step in and start.
Wentz was enjoying his day off when he heard the news that he will start this week:
“He’s not ready, but he’s really, really Calvin Johnson Jersey made significant progress,” the Rams coach said. “He’s much better now than he was when we started.”
That’s elite coachspeak.
But Goff will get it turned around, right? The Rams can afford to be patient, right?
Here’s the problem. Who on the team’s coaching staff has any experience developing quarterbacks? Fisher’s history with quarterbacks is abysmal. The offensive coordinator is a tight ends coach. Quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke has experience working with preparing draft picks at IMG Academy, but he’s never coached a quarterback in the NFL.
Underscoring the coaching issue is the fact that Goff comes from an Air Raid offense in college, and Air Raid quarterbacks have not had much success in the NFL.
Worse, outstanding preseason play from Dak Prescott, a fourth-round pick, and Paxton Lynch, late first round, has overshadowed the first and second overall picks in the draft. It’s still too early to judge Goff’s career and the trade the Rams made to get him, but it’s not off to a very good start.