-- I don't know who was responsible for Wentz's 2021 belly flop, because , because I don't understand how or why he flopped. It's possible it was big contract extension related, as with Pat Burrell and he may snap back. It may be innate to Wentz in panicking behind a failing OL. It could have been injury (it would be useful to see what happened to Wentz in game 1). It may hae been the change in two Asst. Offensive coaches. It may be that Pederson's playcalling became very stale -- certainly Pederson's series of scripted plays at start of game often went poorly. It could be failure of motivation, which would be on Pederson -- after game one, the Eagles started flat far too many games.
--If Stoutland thought Mailata was ready, I doubt Peters is paid to move back to LT. Mailata was extremely raw when drafted. Stoutland has brought him along with remarkable speed.
-- Ertz falling off a cliff -- again, inexplicable. Was he injured? Did Wentz's woes diminish Ertz. Did the lack of WR? It's hard to say why it must be Pederson's fault. The Wentz to Ertz connection thrived for years under Pederson.
-- agreed that the Eagles seem to be awful on audibles and unless I am missing something very subtle, the 'kill, kill, kill' only allows for one alternative play. In any case, the alternate plays were consistently unsuccessful.
-- I think we do our share of picks. Motion hasn't worked because the blocking almost instantly breaks down. Also, Wentz doesn't do an especially deceptive fake handoff. A big difference from past seasons was the very limited success of screen passes, likely on the OL. The Eagles did a fair amount of layered by depth receivers on same side of field to force one open.
-- In part, I don't think the guys on the line were quite good enough and were trying to slightly cheat the snap count to make up for lack of quickness, speed, and strength. True on both O and D.[
- agreed on Pryor, he never impressed me