By Peter Brennan
All of a sudden, the Eagles season is starting to resemble a circus:
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, quarterback Carson Wentz stuck in the middle!
The whispers began at the end of last season when phillyvoice.com quoted anonymous players who called the quarterback “selfish,” “uncompromising” and “egotistical,” among other things.
Last week, Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that the Eagles offense is too complicated, and Wentz doesn’t check down enough.
The story took another turn Tuesday when bubbleheaded Howard Eskin of 94WIP claimed receiver Alshon Jeffery was Anderson’s source.
Jeffery denied he was the source last week.
Jeff McLane of the Inky asked Doug Pederson about Eskin’s accusation in the coach’s news conference Tuesday. Pederson said he didn’t “want to go there.”
Whether it was or wasn’t Jeffery, all does not seem well within the locker room. Maybe a win or two or three would change that. Maybe it wouldn’t.
“That stuff always gets handled internally,” Wentz said yesterday. “That’s not the way we like to do things, through the media like that. So we’re not going to resolve it through the media, either.”
But Wentz said he has spoken to Jeffery.
“We’ve all had conversations, and everything,” Wentz said. “Everyone’s good. Everyone’s going forward and on the same page.”
The Eagles will try to take out their frustrations on the Bills on Sunday.