T-1000 Posted December 2, 2020 Share Posted December 2, 2020 Like it or not, it's just the reality of the situation. I personally don't like the idea of moving forward with Wentz but they have no other options due to the dead cap hit that would come with trading or releasing him. Howie needs to go and it's not even much of a discussion. Every move he made turned to gold in 2017 but based on his past track record and what's happened since that looks like a total fluke. The Eagles have been one of the worst teams in the NFL when it comes to drafting under Howie. No two ways about it, he needs to go first and I don't think his failures have been given enough attention. As far as Doug goes. It's hard for me to have any confidence in him after the season that he has. While Wentz has all of a sudden forgotten how to play QB, Doug looks like he forgot how to coach. I think it's more about Wentz but unfortunately Doug has to fall on this sword due to the Wentz contract. For whatever reason, Doug and Wentz do not work on the field and it's quite obvious to anyone paying attention that there is something off between the two that goes beyond what happens on the field. It's going to take some time to turn things around but it is critical that all of the right movies this offseason. That is why it starts with replacing Howie. New GM picks a new coach, and finds an offensive coach who believes he can fix Wentz. Furthermore, the new GM better be one of a hell drafter because they can't afford to blow a top 10 pick. Quite frankly, they need to be able to bring in THREE players from the upcoming draft who can have a significant impact which means hitting on the early 2nd and 3rd round picks as well. I don't like continuing to be hitched to the Wentz wagon, but I have consistently said that his problems are between the ears so perhaps a new coach can fix him. Worst comes to worst it doesn't work with a new coach and you take the 25 million dead cap hit in 2022 to move on from him and go with Hurts or high pick in the 2022 draft. Either way, if Lurie brings back Howie and Doug 2021 will be 2020 all over again. It simply can't happen. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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