The Eagles’ press conference wasn’t a great look for Nick Sirianni. But indications I’ve gotten is that he’s been willing to poke fun at himself for it, which is a good sign for the 39-year-old. One moment came with NBC Philly’s John Clark. “I gotta look at the tape,” Sirianni joked to Clark. ‘I’ll go back, just like I always do. And just like a game, there’s gonna be calls that you want back, and there’ll be calls where you say, man, that was a good call, I put my players in good position. So what do we do? We go back, we look at the tape, and the most important thing is you try and get better each day, over and over and over again, so you’re better the next time out.” The truth is, that was a tough spot for the new Philly coach to be in. He was standing alone at a podium, staring into a camera and reading off prepared remarks—which I think is always a mistake. He seemed nervous, and that was probably a result of the rough start. We’ll see if it actually relates to who he becomes as a head coach. But based on his reputation as a high-energy, detailed and diligent coach, my guess is it won’t carry over to the day-to-day of his job, which is a tough one to be sure, starting with the decision he and the front office have coming on how to handle Wentz (who, as of right now, isn’t exactly pleased to be there).
We don’t know where Wentz’s head is. Does he want to make this work? Does he want to stay with the Eagles? The Eagles need a clear, decisive answer from Wentz before they can make plans. He must tell Sirianni and the organization that he’s committed to making this work and that he willing to do whatever that takes. If he gives a soft commitment or hedges his answer at all, the Eagles must move on. There can’t be any bargains or casual agreements. All in or nothing.
The only thing Carson Wentz can do to save face at this point is telling Nick Sirianni he wants to compete for the starting quarterback job, he believes in himself, he’s confident he can beat out any challenger, he wants to lead this team, he’s excited to work with the coaches and if he doesn’t win a training camp battle he’ll do all he can to help the starter prepare. Anything short of that and he’s gone.
Clearly no consensus pick for the Eagles coming out of the Senior Bowl. Chase and Smith are going to be popular options we discuss ad nauseam leading into late April. There’s no guarantee both players will be on the board, though. Some mocks have both SEC receivers getting picked before No. 6.
Dan “Soupy” Campbell from Philly band the Wonder Years joins Shamus to discuss the Jalen Hurts vs. Carson Wentz dilemma, the offseason quarterback carousel and the life of a musician during the pandemic.
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SOURCE: Bleeding Green Nation