The 2020 NFL football season, has been a complete disaster, to this point. Despite barely holding on to a first-place lead, in the NFC East division, the Eagles, have looked really bad. Every week it is a giant debate amongst fans, and media alike, on which is the biggest issue, that needs to be fixed. As the losses mount, and the season gets worse, the lines of issues seem to bleed into each other, making it all too hard to figure out where to start. With that being said, I decided to discuss, three big moves that Owner Jeffrey Lurie, needs to consider, ASAP. This will not be pretty.
1) Build around QB Carson Wentz, and get younger
I will start this all by saying, I do not think trading or releasing Carson Wentz, is the right move. Why trade him away to another team, to save his career. Why not build a different team around him. Finding a franchise QB is a hard thing to do, and despite his terrible play, Wentz is a franchise QB. Issues around him are the lack of continuity. It feels like he is behind a new offensive line every week. It is time to move on from OT Jason Peters, as well as let these younger guys play. WR Alshon Jeffrey is another one who should just sit until they can let him go. The Birds may have young talent on the team, but they just aren’t given real chances. They have guys who can play but need snaps, and at this point even with an NFC East win, they need to find out about the future.
2) Fire Doug Pederson, and staff
It shouldn’t end with releasing older players, the Eagles should fire the entire coaching staff. Carson Wentz has shown that he can be a real top tier QB, at the highest level. But the generic coaching style of Pederson, along with his lack of a real offensive coordinator, is wasting Wentz, and several other talented players. The Eagles offense has been almost high school-like. It doesn’t seem to be inspired, and it is too simple. Even the worst of defenses, can outplay them at this point. Finding a new coach, and offensive coordinator (defensive as well I didn’t forget about you Jim Schwartz), could go a long way in finding the talent that Wentz deserves. I personally don’t like saying fire anyone, but Pederson has run his course.
3) Trade, Trade, Trade. Again, get younger
I will probably get cursed out by Eagles fans for saying this, but the front office should trade away, TE Zach Ertz, DT Malik Jackson, DE Brandon Graham, DE Derek Barnett, WR Alshon Jeffrey (If they can, if not release him), WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and last but not least back up QB Jalen Hurts. Hear me out. Hurts is an issue for Wentz, even if he says it’s not. He has had to be burdened by other QBs being the talk of the town since the super bowl run. Trading these players would get the Birds a few more picks to take a shot at in this year’s NFL Draft. A draft that will be stacked with talent across the board. Also, they should consider moving on from S Rodney Mcleod, S Jalen Mills, LB Nate Gerry, RB Corey Clement, WR Desean Jackson, CB Avonte Maddox, and a few others. Also, maybe it is time to move on from Howie Roseman.
These moves are drastic, but could be helpful in the long run. It is time that Lurie, made some difficult decisions or the new norm, will be the garbage that has been rolled out all year.
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