Fedkiw: Nitpicking Carson Wentz's Struggles On Film
Every rookie quarterback goes through their growing pains and we’ve seen them from Carson Wentz since the bye week. Grant it, Wentz has no supporting cast and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the struggles have coincided once Halapoulivaati Vaitai took over at right tackle. Here’s what’s going on. Big V was atrocious against the Washington Redskins and Wentz was seemingly pressured on every play. Wentz subsequently wasn’t much better in that game. Vaitai has still had his struggles, although he’s done a much better job since then. The following week against the Minnesota Vikings, Wentz became impatient and while Vaitai had a solid outing, perceived pressure is what got the No. 2 overall pick in trouble. And when you’re worrying about pressure, the mechanics start to waver. How many times have we seen Wentz’s balls sail over recent weeks? It’s because he’s not setting his feet properly in the pocket. We saw it again Sunday during the Philadelphia Eagles’ 28-23 loss to the New York Giants among other things.