Fans of the Philadelphia Eagles are known to harshly criticize their own players and Carson Wentz is getting plenty of heat from the fan-base for his recent performances. Despite the noise coming from fans, Doug Pederson claims that Wentz is blocking out the critics.
“With him, he just continues to work every day,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday, via team transcript. “He doesn’t let that affect him mentally. He continues to work in practice and work with his guys. He’s been great in the meetings”
Last week against the Seattle Seahawks, Wentz put together a poor performance as he turned the ball over four times. Of those four turnovers, two of them were fumbles, giving Wentz 40 of them in his 51 career starts.
Even with his recent level of play on the field, Pederson believes this situation will only help his franchise quarterback moving forward.
“As they say sometimes: Iron can sharpen iron. This is one of those situations where he just gets sharper. He lasers in, focuses on his job and helping our team win.”
Over the Eagles’ past six games, they’ve lost four of them—including a 37-10 lopsided loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Above all, in three of those losses, Philadelphia has ended the game with 10 or fewer points on the scoreboard.
With the Eagles fighting to win the NFC East, they are going to need better play from Wentz under center. Luckily, he’ll have a healthier group of wide receivers in Week 13 with Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor making their returns.