Posted: December 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Ertzless

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Eagles will be without a key player this week.

The Eagles have won without Lane Johnson, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, DeSean Jackson, Jordan Howard, Darren Sproles, Corey Clement and even Mack Hollins. Now the team has to deal with the loss of Zach Ertz.


The good news…the Giants have a bad defense.

The bad news…the Giants have a good offense.

With Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley now healthy, this game isn’t likely to be 13-10. The Eagles are going to have to score some points without their star TE. The weather is supposed to be bad on Sunday so that could work to the Eagles advantage. Bad weather can slow down speedsters like Darius Slayton and Barkley.

The Eagles have probably been planning to play without Ertz. They knew how banged up he was and that playing wasn’t likely. The coaches built the gameplan accordingly.

They’ll also have time to get the other TEs ready for the game. Dallas Goedert is coming off his best game and should be ready for the moment. Josh Perkins has been an effective role player at TE and WR in recent weeks. He will have a chance to step up on Sunday. Newly signed Richard Rodgers will be there for depth.

The cupboard is not bare.

You wonder what Carson Wentz is thinking. What did he do to anger the Football Gods? If the Eagles somehow make it to the Super Bowl, I’m assuming multiple starters will be making their Eagles debut.

I hope Wentz embraces the craziness of the situation and says “Whatever. Let’s go play. Doesn’t matter who is out there.”

He needs to have David St. Hubbins attitude from this.

“I won’t miss Ertz anymore than I miss Will Tye or Alex Ellis.” Or Ronnie Pudding.

Some sports have a degree of difficulty factor that affects the athlete’s score. They ought to do that for Carson Wentz’s QB rating. That stat sheet shows 93.4, but with all the injuries that he has dealt with that rating should be more like 103.4.

One thing is for sure. No one can say Wentz has had it easy this year.


Wentz will have one familiar face back.

Don’t expect Howard to play a lot, but he can be a good role player. I would mix him in for goal line and short yardage situations.

RB is one position where you can be very role-specific and situational. There is real value in getting Howard back.


They did this because the practice fields at the NovaCare were too “firm” from some recent cold weather. Doug Pederson wanted them outside so he took the team to The Linc.

Doug is really good when it comes to knowing what the team needs, especially at this time of the year. Let’s hope a day outside helps them get ready for Sunday.


I love these videos of Wentz mic’d up.


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