Wentz Should Request That They Pay Peters

There’s no question that Carson Wentz is now one of the key player leaders of the Philadelphia Eagles.  He’s the Eagles franchise quarterback with a four-year $128 million dollar contract and his play in 2017 is one of the main reasons that the Eagles won their first Super Bowl.  Wentz is a tireless worker, who seems to be willing to do whatever is needed to make himself better and to make this team better.  He must request that the Eagles pay future Hall of Famer Jason Peters to move to the left tackle position.

The Birds will battle the Washington Football Team in their first game this season on Sunday September 13th, so they have a little over a week to prepare for the game.  Due to a season-ending injury to starting second-year left tackle Andre Dillard, the Eagles find themselves in an awful situation at left tackle, one of the key positions on offense.  I don’t think there’s any way that the Eagles are foolish enough to start untested Matt Pryor, who has played previously at right guard, against the much talked about Washington rookie defensive end Chase Young, who was the second pick in this year‘s NFL draft.

In a scrimmage this past Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, Pryor made Eagles backup defensive end Josh Sweat look like he’s headed to the Hall of Fame.  Clearly Pryor is not ready for prime time, when it comes to playing the left tackle position.  He’s backed up by another unproven young blocker in Jordan Mailata, who is a converted rugby player with no NFL experience.  If they decide to line up Pryor against Young, the Eagles 2020 season could be over before even gets started.  The former Ohio State phenom will be licking his chops and coming at Wentz from his blindside with nothing in his way but Pryor, an inexperienced third-year Eagles backup, who will be shaking in his cleats.

The Birds happen to have former All-Pro left tackle Peters on the roster, but right now he’s lining up at right guard, which is where Pryor started against the Seahawks last year in a playoff game for the Birds.  Peters signed a $3 million dollar-a-year deal with the Eagles to take the place of All-Pro right guard Brandon Brooks, who was sidelined for the season with an Achilles tendon tear before the Birds reported for training camp.   The surefire future Hall of Famer has been getting some very positive reviews from the Eagles defensive tackles, who have been taking him on.  Both Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson have been impressed with the pure strength and quickness of the 38-year old veteran.

A couple of days ago, Head Coach Doug Pederson said Peters is going to stay at right guard for the time being and Pryor will start at left tackle.  I heard him say it, but I still don’t believe it.  Philadelphia Inquirer writer Jeff McLane was the first to report that Peters remains at right guard because he wants to get a substantial raise in order to move to left tackle and so far the Eagles have refused to pay the money.  This same story was reported by Tim McManus of ESPN and it’s been swirling around the Birds for four or five days.  Pederson didn’t answer a question about this matter when he was asked about it a couple of days ago.  He did a great job of changing the subject and emphasizing how great Peters was doing at right guard.

I think it would be unacceptable to allow Pryor, an unproven left tackle who would be much more comfortable at right guard, to start at left tackle against the Washington Football team rather than Peters.  There’s no comparison between blocking speedy defensive ends flying up field with all that space outside, compared to the crowded area inside at the guard position.  There’s a reason that talented tackles are cherished throughout the National Football League.

This situation has to be weighing heavy on the minds of all the decision-makers in the organization, but the guy most directly affected by the lack of a quality blocker at the left tackle position will be Wentz.  If they keep Pryor at that left tackle spot, number eleven on the Eagles roster, who like Young was also the second pick in the draft when he came out in 2016 will likely spend his nights between now and the opening game of the season thinking about the much talked about rookie defensive end attacking him from his blindside with the inexperienced Pryor at his mercy.

The Eagles will definitely be the favorites in the game, but the one advantage Washington could have, would be if their talented defensive front takes over the game because of their ability to put pressure on Wentz.  Make no mistake about it, Washington rivals every team in the league when it comes to pure talent on their defensive front.

The Washington Football Team will have four number one draft picks attacking the Eagles offensive line on Sunday.  In addition to Young, Montez Sweat will be rushing Wentz from the Birds right side.   Washington got him last year in the first round out of Mississippi State.  I’m hoping Eagles Pro Bowl right tackle, Lane Johnson will be back from the injured list in time to battle Sweat.  Inside at the defensive tackle positions for Washington will be two former Alabama Crimson Tide number one draft picks, Jonathan Allen and Da’Ran Payne.  They are sure to give center Jason Kelce, right guard Isaac Seumalo and whomever starts at right guard all they can handle.  I can guarantee you that defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and head coach Ron Rivera have put together pass rush pressure schemes to force every Eagles offensive lineman to prove he can block the guy in front of him one-on-one.  Del Rio was defensive coordinator for some of those awesome Baltimore Ravens defenses and Rivera played for Buddy Ryan’s 46 defense in Chicago, so they know unlimited pressure schemes.

One mistake against this talented defensive front could destroy the game and the season for the Birds.  Adding Young to the already talented Washington defensive front could make them virtually unstoppable.  I can guarantee you that Del Rio and Rivera are going to create game situations that make the Eagles offense look horrible.  The Eagles will need to protect the football in those situations.  One of the keys to the Birds keeping the Washington defense under control will be establishing a running game against this crew.   The Eagles will need to utilize every ounce of talent they have on the roster to win this game and leave Washington in one piece.

This is why I would like to see Carson take an aggressive leadership role in solving this left tackle problem.  He knows what it feels like to drop back in the pocket in a NFL game and be unsure about the big guys in front of him.  I want to Wentz to do what a franchise quarterback, who is signed to a $128 million dollar deal for four years, can do by asking for a meeting with Head Coach Pederson, General Manager Howie Roseman and team owner Jeffrey Lurie, if necessary to solve their problem at the left tackle position.

He should express to the Eagles brass that he does not feel comfortable playing behind an offensive line with Pryor lining up at left tackle instead of Peters.  Wentz should tell Pederson, Roseman and Lurie, that he must have former perennial Pro Bowler  Peters lining up on his blindside.  He should let them know that he’s not being a coward by calling the meeting and making the request, but he’s doing what a leader should do.  It’s the responsible thing to do.

Once Wentz makes this request, it puts a tremendous amount pressure on Pederson, Roseman and Lurie.  Who knows what will happen if they make the move, but it’s the proper football decision.  There’s no way the Eagles should go into the Washington game with Peters starting at right guard and Pryor starting at left tackle.  They can add the four million dollars in the future and work it out with Peters.  Roseman is a genius at finding loopholes in the NFL salary cap.  Yes it may make a move or two more difficult later in the season, but you cannot responsibly send Wentz out there after he tells you he is uncomfortable with the situation.

All Wentz needs to do is to be honest.  He’ll be doing what a leader should do.  Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson would have no problem making this request because they would know it is in the best interest of the football team.

Do the right thing Carson and make the request.

85 thoughts on “Wentz Should Request That They Pay Peters

  1. Absolutely Not G , It’s not Wentz’s Job to Request the Front Office to Pay XX amount to Players, which would set a bad precedent and potentially cause issues in the Locker Room.. Whats Next, Wentz request they Pay WR Greg Ward more $$$ or RB Boston Scott, or Kicker Jake Elliot, etc,etc, …. Wentz has enough on his Plate being the QB for the Team and doesn’t need to be involved in Teammates Contracts or Salaries, Thats what Coach Pederson and GM Howie need to straighten out .. A complete fiasco how this is being handled and a real stain on Jason Peters Tenure as an Eagle in my opinion

  2. Veterans of Note Released so far around the NFL

    RB Adrian Peterson -from the Redskins – Could he help the Eagles?
    Safety – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix from the Cowboys – Could he help the Eagles , Pick his Brain about Cowboys new System ?
    I haven’t seen any OT or CB’s of experience or skill that could help at this time

  3. Paulman’s Initial 53 Man Roster

    Special Teams (3) Elliot, Johnston and Lovato

    Offense (24 Total)
    QB – (3) – Wentz,Sudfeld and Hurts
    RB – (3) – Sanders, Scott & Clement
    WR – (6) – D-Jax, JJAW, G Ward, John Hightower, J Reagor and A Jeffrey (though both Reagor and Jeffrey won’t play the 1st Game or Two)
    TE – (3) Ertz, Goedart & Noah Togiai
    OL – (9) Pryor, Seumalo, Kelce, Peters, LJ as Starters with Malatai, Driscoll and Herbig as Back-ups with the 9th Player added from the Waiver Wire or Trade
    ( I could see the Eagles adding a 4th RB and go with 8 OL but with all the uncertainty at LT and Health of Lane Johnson, I believe they will begin the Season with 9 OL plus the Eagles could always use Jalen Hurts and Jalen Reagor a little bit in the Running Game as well with option plays, jet sweeps, etc,etc, so having a Big RB to short-yardage/Red-Zone may just not be a luxury for the Eagles to have for the start of this Season with all the Injuries at WR and OL

    ** Eagles couple place Jeffrey or Reagor on the Short Term List meaning they would be out the first 6 Weeks of the Season and perhaps keep WR Burnett or Watkins on the 53 Roster.. Doublful but possible

    Defense (26 Players Total)
    DE – (6) Graham, Barnett, Curry, Sweat, Osterman and Toolhill
    DT – (5) F Cox, Malik Jackson, J Hargrove, H Ridgeway and A Rush
    LB – (5) Gerry, TJ Edwards , A Singleton, D Riley & D Taylor
    CB – (5) D Slay, A Maddox, Robey-Coleman, S Jones and C LeBlanc
    Safety – (5) R McLeod, J Mills, W Parks, M Epps and K’Von Wallace

    ( I could see the Eagles Keeping CB Craig James over Bust Sidney Jones who I believe the Eagles will attempt to Trade to someone and maybe get a conditional 6th or 7th Round Pick in Return for him
    Eagles could Place Will Parks on Short-Term IR which would sideline him for the first 6 Weeks of the Season and maybe keep a Rudy Ford or Acquire another Safety
    Eagles could also Place DT J Harrgove or DE D Barnett on Short-Term IR List as well but how knows

  4. 16 Man Practice Squad — (If players Clear Waivers)

    RB – AJ Killans, A Holyfield
    WR – Q Watkins , T Fulgham, D Burnett
    OL – Prince Wanogho, L Juriga, S Opeta
    DL – Shariff Miller, Raquon Williams
    LB – S Bradley ,
    DB – G Arnold, R Ford

    Then add some other Players from other Waiver Wire Lists

  5. Foxnews confirms trump called our fallen soldiers losers and suckers. Who would’ve thought ? He hates you, he hates me , he hates USA. Wake up idiots

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    The Southern District of NY has plenty of evidence and documents to press charges and prosecute Trump once he’s out of Office
    I predict that Trump will be served a Court Summons/Papers the day after the Inauguration once Biden is sworn in on January 20 2021 on Charges of Money Fraud and Laundering, Tax Evasion, Conspiracy to Fraud and many other Financial Illegalities
    Trump will be Prosecuted and See real Jail Time once he’s out of Office though he will fight this in Court for probably the rest of his days ..

  7. Teams have bad drafts… the eagles screwed to pooch on the jones draft… the good news is it’s easily rectified in football as contributors come from every direction….

    1. Hopefully the kid (S Jones) gets a fresh new Start elsewhere, he has natural talent and skills but just didn’t to seem to want it enough
      at this Level..
      Shariff Miller was a disappointment too and never seemed to impress the Coaches and was basically invisible this entire Summer Camp
      I believe they’ll add a OL, RB and possibly another CB/DB so I see a current LB, WR and Safety get released to make room on the 53 Man Roster
      Probably 10-12 of the 16 Man Practice Squad will be Eagles who were just released and add a few Players from other Teams Cuts
      With No Pre-Season Games or any recent Tape on releases Players it’s hard to gauge what they can bring so word of mouth, other Coaches or Pre-draft reports will likely determine these other Practice Squad Players they acquire but all Teams in the same boat so most will be Players that Teams has in their own Camps for at least there’s some familiarity with them are n terms of work ethics, Coach ability and sone knowledge of the Teams System

  8. Bowie’s biggest strength p, something he gets zero credit from the eagles fans is his ability to find bottom of the roster guys to contribute… either other teams cuts, our own PS players etc… this has helped us each year as teams get banged up… he has been great at this. This year is a crap shoot… but we shall see

  9. Yes the Eagles gave dove a very good job with their Practice Squad Players, in-season signings and also credit the Coaches with developing these Players to not only learn the System but to actually contribute

  10. Wentz should tell peters to suck his jesus juice out his dick. U some kinda stupid weirdo? U really think wentz should take up for another mans ends ? U some kind of fruit cake ?

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