NBC Sports Peter King doesn’t call for Doug Pederson’s head, but…
I think sometimes a head coach makes a call to try to either show his team he trusts them even though he shouldn’t, or because he’s trying to shake them out of their skid.
Whatever, Doug Pederson going for two with 20 minutes left in the game and down to the Giants by four points was an absurd strategic decision Sunday. (It failed.)
Why’d he do it? My guess: to light a spark under one of the worst quarterbacks in football right now, Carson Wentz.
From his 2018 to 2020 numbers, Wentz is down 11 completion-percentage points and 29 passer-rating points; he was plus-14 in TD-to-INT margin, and this year he’s thrown 12 TDs and 12 picks.
His line’s not helping, but Wentz is giving the Eagles significant reason to question his huge contract.