By Julie Glass
Even the Eagles new offensive coordinator Mike Groh thinks rookie tight end Dallas Goedert should get more playing time:
“We have a talented player in Dallas, and we need to find more ways, as you stated, to get him involved … We had some extenuating circumstances the other day, for a variety of reasons. He just wasn’t in there in the spots where we were getting the ball to,” Groh said yesterday.
“We’re going to continue to try to monitor that and make sure that he is going to help us win games here.”
” ‘Perk’ [Josh Perkins] has more of a receiver body … When someone gets hurt, you kind of have to put people in the best situations, and that’s what the coach thought was the best situation,” said Goedert, who was the team’s top draft pick, taken in the second round, 49th overall. “I think there’s a good chance that all three of us play quite a bit this week.”
Groh said “there’s been some moving parts” in the receiving corps, even going back to training camp. “The discussions are a little bit longer, last a little bit longer than sometimes you’d like, because you’re trying to put the pieces to the puzzle together a little bit. They tend to linger a little bit more than when you have everybody available.”
Goedert said he feels he’s up to speed on everything, “I feel like I performed well … That’s really all I can do.”
He said he isn’t getting impatient.
“I know my time will come,” he said. “I gotta be patient; it’s my second game. I’m not too worried about it.”
Goedert, from South Dakota State, has never played with North Dakotan Wentz, but they have practiced together. Wentz hooked Goedert up with Wentz’s agent group during the draft process.
“I feel like we’re kind of on the same page. It’ll be fun to have him out there,” Goedert said.