IF Carson Wentz is going to matter in this league, he has to improve on his ability to use his WR’s. That will only happen if he actually attempts more passes to his WR’s. It doesn’t matter who we add if the play-calling doesn’t facilitate opportunities to get the ball out on the edges.
If this Offense is going to ever hit it’s stride, we’re going to have to stop being so reliant on routes like “Checkdowns” and “Wheels” to RB Darren Sproles. For one thing, Sproles is nearing the end of the road. Also, we all saw that over-using him last year, came with some heavy consequences for Sproles.
When the ball can to find it’s way towards the numbers, it will leave TE Zach Ertz room to operate between the hash marks, and occasionally open up room directly in front of Wentz to gallop for a cheap “five-and-slide”.
This isn’t rocket science. Getting the ball to WR’s outside the numbers, will help every level of our Offense. Aside from being able to get the ball to them during moments like 3rd and 9, it also helps to keep the opposing Safeties back, and out of the way of the running game.
It’s going to come with mistakes. Interceptions, pick sixes… those will happen. They even happen to SB winning QB’s
However, if Wentz is to be the guy we’re all hoping he becomes, the attempts must be made.