Over

Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

Mercifully, the 2020 season is over.

The Eagles lost 20-14 to WFT on Sunday night, playing better than any of us expected. That loss gave Washington the NFC East title.

This game will be discussed for a while for a QB controversy. Oddly, this one didn’t involve Carson Wentz. Doug Pederson pulled Jalen Hurts after three quarters and put in Nate Sudfeld. The Eagles only trailed 17-14 at that point.

Sudfeld was awful. He had two turnovers and just looked overwhelmed. Giants players and fans were on Twitter going nuts. The national media accused Pederson of tanking. It was clear that the Eagles had no chance to win with Sudfeld on the field.

Pederson had told the NBC crew the day before the game that he wanted to play Sudfeld. I’m guessing Pederson expected WFT to have a bigger lead and didn’t think this would be a big deal. Instead, the Eagles were right there and pulling Hurts for a guy who hadn’t played in two years was a huge deal.

Pederson said after the game that Sudfeld deserved a chance to get some snaps. Respectfully, I disagree. You do that in a blowout or in the preseason. In a tight game with something significant on the line, you need to keep your best players on the field.

As if answering questions about Hurts and Wentz wasn’t enough, Pederson opened a new can of worms and will now have to answer questions about playing Sudfeld. I hope it was worth it.

The loss secured the Eagles the #6 pick in the draft. That’s the reward for a miserable 4-11-1 season.

I’m just glad the season was over. Football is supposed to be fun, not punishment. Let’s go find some talent and see if we can get this thing turned around.

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In case you missed it, ESPN had a report that Carson Wentz will request a trade. I wrote about that here.

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