By Alexis Chassen
The Eagles nabbed their first NFC East on Thursday over the Giants, and finally started to look like the team we were used to seeing last season. There are still some areas that need to be improved, but overall, a lot of the issues from weeks past seem to have been ironed out.
Head coach Doug Pederson spoke to reporters on Friday, as the team heads into a long (and much-needed) weekend off, before they start working toward their Week 7 matchup against the Panthers.
Here’s what the head coach had to say:
Pederson said he was never concerned with whether Carson Wentz would be any lesser of a quarterback when he came back from his injury, and a lot of that was watching the QB in practice and during rehab.
He pointed to Wentz adding some muscle to his lower body and still being able to extend plays without losing his edge. Pederson also noted that you can tell he’s added lower body strength by evaluating his throwing, which has been strong.
Later on, he was asked to elaborate on Wentz’s arm seemingly being stronger this season. Pederson then talked about Wentz being able to make some narrower passers and being more efficient, which are also examples of more upper body control. He pointed to the touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery and Wentz being able to make that throw across his...