The Linc – Debunking myths about Carson Wentz

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/10/19.

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Dispelling 10 myths about Carson Wentz – NBCSP
Myth No. 1: “The offense just functioned much better with Nick at quarterback.” The Reality: Actually, the defense did. The Eagles averaged 22.9 points per game this year with Wentz at quarterback and 22.1 points per game with Foles at QB. The defense was another story. During the 11 games Wentz played, the defense allowed 23.3 points per game. During the seven games Foles started, the defense allowed 18.1 points per game.

Carson Wentz vs Nick Foles: Debunking fan-made myths from this past season – Inside The Iggles
One full season in three years isn’t great. However, it’s necessary to mention that Nick Foles has never played an entire 16 game season in his seven-year career. And it’s not like Foles has never had the opportunity to do so. As a matter of fact, by Foles’ third season in the NFL, he suffered two significant injuries, which had the Eagles and the media questioning his durabilty as the quarterback for the future. Oh, the irony. Now, remember, Foles inherited an Eagles team that was already in the number one seed in the NFC during 2017. Are we even having this conversation about Foles being a Super Bowl Champion if the roles were reversed and No. 9 had to play the entire season? As much as fans question Carson Wentz’s ability to finish an entire 16 game season, Foles would be just as much as a question mark in that case.

2019 NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Eagles give Carson Wentz a running back to work with – BGN
The 2019 NFL Draft will be here before you know it. Mock draft season has already begun and there’s no shortage of opinion as to whom the Philadelphia Eagles might select with the No. 25 overall pick. Let’s take a look at which players the experts have the Eagles taking this week.

Carson Wentz Tells His Side – BGN Radio
John Stolnis and Brandon Lee Gowton get you caught up on all the offseason moving and shaking, plus Carson Wentz talks about his struggles after having a second season ended short. Lastly, the gang gives their thoughts on the Super Bowl and delve into Sean McVay vs. Doug Pederson (show Doug some respect)!

Eagles 2019 draft: Trade up, trade back, or stay put? – PhillyVoice
The question for the 2019 NFL Draft is, where is the line between the impact players, and the dropoff? While the 2019 NFL Draft is thought to be a very deep and talented one, especially at a major position of need (the defensive line), my sense is that Roseman will still want to get up into the teens from the Eagles’ spot at pick No. 25. The disastrous 2014 draft in which Eagles targets flew off the board before the Birds eventually settled on trading back and drafting Marcus Smith no doubt was a lesson learned for Roseman. Unlike last year, Roseman will have the ammo to move up, as the Eagles are projected to have nine picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and likely to have a bunch of extra compensatory picks in 2020 as well. I expect the Eagles to be aggressive on Day 1 of the draft.

Lawlor: What Will Be Eagles’ Offseason Approach? – PE.com
One thing Roseman must do is find speed for the offense. Wentz has good targets in Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, and Dallas Goedert. Wentz needs speedy playmakers, preferably at receiver and running back. The offense didn’t get enough chunk plays in 2018. That needs to change. I tend to think Roseman would like to add speedsters in the draft so the players could be here for several years and grow with Wentz. That’s just a guess, though. If Roseman sees the right veterans available, he could easily go for one or two of them. He knows the offensive weapons weren’t good enough in 2018.

The Offseason Quarterback Moves Each NFL Team Should Consider (If Any) – Sports Illustrated
The terrible quarterback play in Jacksonville has to come to an end. The Jags have committed malpractice at the position for nearly two years, and that’s being generous. Tom Coughlin desperately needs to get this right, and the fastest way to do that would be signing, or trading for, Nick Foles. Foles, Bridgewater and Flacco make up the three top-tier free-agentish quarterbacks this spring and any of the three would work in Jacksonville, but I’ll focus on Foles. The Jags hired John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator this offseason after he was fired in Minnesota. But that came after two years as the Eagles quarterback coach where he helped unlock Foles on the way to Super Bowl LII. That marriage makes sense for a needy Jags team that really shouldn’t wait for the draft. Jacksonville picks seventh this year with the Giants one spot ahead and at least one other team sure to leap ahead and get into the top-five.

No team-friendly deal for Dak Prescott, he expects to get paid what is deserved – Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys quarterback wants market price when he signs a new deal.

Michael Vick now taking non-coaching role in AAF – ESPN
Michael Vick was supposed to be one of the marquee names and interest points for the debut of the Alliance of American Football on Saturday night as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends. Instead, the former Pro Bowl quarterback is now taking on a new role — still in the league, but away from coaching. Jeff Fisher, the former Rams and Titans head coach who is the league’s head of football strategy, said Vick is instead taking on a role in the league’s administrative body. ”It was an unusual set of circumstances in that Mike had accepted a role with Brad Childress early on as an offensive coach, as an offensive coordinator,” Fisher said. “And then with Brad’s sudden departure, things, they kind of just, they got hard. I can’t thank the Atlanta franchise enough for pulling through the hard times.

Gronk, Le’Veon Bell, and the Biggest Story Lines of the NFL Offseason – The Ringer
With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror and Week 1 of the 2019 season seven months away, let’s break down the stories that will define the league’s spring and early summer. First question: Where will the Steelers’ star running back sign? (Spoiler: not Pittsburgh.)

7 questions about the AAF, the brand-new pro football league, answered – SB Nation
The AAF isn’t trying to compete with the NFL. It’s trying to build a business, in part, as a feeder to the NFL.

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