Philly Sports with a lot of comment on Pederson's very low-key praise for Hurts's performance yesterday, with comment that he doesn't want to further bruise Wentz's wounded psyche or start a QB controversy. Unfortunately, Wentz will have to re-establish his ability to be at least an average NFL starting QB, probably in pre-season games, before we can even have a QB controversy. That means giving up his particular style of kamikazi football and calming his nerves and feet, while focusing on quick reads and getting the ball out a lot faster than he has been.
It is a rather strange approach by Pederson. Rookies can use some effusive praise and being so subdued isn't doing Wentz any favors -- it makes him look like an extremely fragile baby, rather that a capable veteran QB.
A lot of held-back criticism of Wentz from past seasons, by our media writers, is emerging. Particularly the statement that Wentz refused to run 'Foles' plays'. Wentz seems to have made some enemies in town.
He showed so much talent in the past. A lot of it must still be there, perhaps not the quickness and extreme escapability he once displayed, but at least a basic competence. He does appear too stubborn to adjust his game to what might work.
I see a parallel to Pat Burrell, post big contract, pressing and trying to do to much to justify his new status.