A number of Philadelphia Eagles players have come to the defense of quarterback and teammate Carson Wentz after an article published on Monday morning by PhillyVoice called the quarterback "selfish" and "a problem" in 2018.
Even this season when all hope seemed lost at one point in December following a key loss to the Dallas Cowboys, it was Foles who stepped up in a big way by helping Philadelphia win their final three games to earn a trip to the playoffs before falling in the Divisional Round.
Wentz's teammates standing up for him, especially veteran leaders like Brooks and Cox, should go a long way in helping both Wentz and the Eagles to dismiss the report as incorrect.
With head coach Doug Pederson announcing last week that Wentz would once again be his starter going forward, a source told Santoliquito that the 26-year-old Raleigh, NC native needs to go back to what made him successful in the first place.
The story alleges that Wentz caused unnecessary friction within the offense, refusing to run some of its base concepts because "he felt that was "Foles" stuff, ' sources said".
"I would love to lead a team", Foles said when Monday when the players cleaned out their lockers.
"He has to return to who "Carson Wentz" is", the source said. According to the Voice's sources, while Wentz "didn't want to run numerous concepts, because he felt that was "Foles" stuff, ' ... as anyone who watched the Eagles could see, Foles and the Eagles" offense was successful running their "normal stuff'". He has to learn that it's not always about him and that's partly what hurt this team this year. There isn't any context given for the words used to describe Wentz, or about the reported verbal attack from a "highly respected teammate".
But while the sentiment in the Eagles' locker room is that Foles is "universally loved", Wentz isn't.
Wentz also had a propensity to pull the ball when he was about to hand off to the running backs, and check down to Ertz, despite having one of the NFL's better offensive lines to run behind. "We can't wait to get to work and be the best team we can be in 2019!"
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