Former Eagles RB Brian Westbrook Rips Into Carson Wentz Bad QB Play: “Let’s Call a Spade a Spade”
The first three games of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles were flying high at 3-0 and you would be hard pressed to find anybody that had anything bad to say about the team.
After a 26-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week, the team now sits at 5-5 and in dead last in a tough NFC East division. And the boo birds are out now.
Former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook recently appeared on Philadelphia radio’s 97.5 The Fanatic and ripped into the rookie QB that’s been struggling since that 3-0 start. Westbrook won’t let the excuse of him being a rookie fly whatsoever.
“IT STARTS AT THE TOP AND WORKS ITS WAY DOWN TO OUR ‘GOLDEN CHILD’ QUARTERBACK CARSON WENTZ,” WESTBROOK SAID. “LET’S CALL A SPADE A SPADE. AGAINST THAT DEFENSE, IF YOU STARE DOWN RECEIVERS, THERE ARE GOING TO BE INTERCEPTIONS. WENTZ HAS TO PLAY BETTER.”
“I KNOW HE IS DEALING WITH THE RECEIVERS, HE’S A ROOKIE BUT HE WAS ALSO A ROOKIE THE FIRST THREE GAMES OF THE SEASON. HE WASN’T FORCING THE BALL TO BRYCE TREGGS BEING DOUBLE COVERED. IF YOU WANT TO THROW THAT BALL, YOU HAVE TO GET THAT BALL UP EARLY.”
“YOU CAN’T WAIT TO THROW IT AND THEN UNDERTHROW THE KID. HE’S A FAST KID. GET THE BALL UP EARLY. CARSON WENTZ PANICKED. HE THROWS BASICALLY A HAIL MARRY ON SECOND DOWN INTO DOUBLE COVERAGE WITH EARL THOMAS AND RICHARD SHERMAN.
“WENTZ HAS TO BE ABLE TO SAY, ‘LET’S GO TO THE THIRD DOWN. I AM NOT GOING TO THROW THAT BALL.’ YOU CAN’T MAKE THOSE TYPES OF MISTAKES. YOU CAN’T BLAME IT ON BEING A ROOKIE.”
The Eagles get a chance to get back to their winning ways when they face a struggling Green Bay Packers squad on Monday.