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Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Addresses Reported Problems With The Team

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has broken his silence on the reported problems within the team.

A story from PhillyVoices published in late January described Wentz as “selfish” and “egotistical,” and painted a dark picture of the Eagles locker room. The highly-touted young quarterback has finally responded, and his comments might surprise you a little bit. (RELATED: Eagles Teammates Say Carson Wentz Is ‘Selfish’)

Wentz told the media the following, according to ESPN:

I know who I am, first of all. I know how I carry myself. I know I’m not perfect. I know I have flaws. So I’m not going to sit here and say it was inaccurate and completely made up. I’m not going to do that. But at the end of the day, I will say our locker room is really close. If there were guys that had issues, in hindsight, I wish we could have just talked about them. But, again, I don’t know how that all happened and everything with that … I’ll learn from it and we’ll all learn that A, things shouldn’t kind of come out the way it did, and B, the pieces that I can learn from it and be a better teammate and player and all that stuff I will grow from,” he said. “But other than that, just turn the page.

I don’t understand why Wentz made these comments at all. He’s pretty much admitting that there are indeed issues to some extent in the Eagles locker room. Why was it necessary to dive deeper into this issue?

That doesn’t make sense to me at all. He should have just kept his mouth shut and let the story go away. By talking about it, Wentz is only opening himself up to more scrutiny.

 

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I wouldn’t have said a single word if I was in his shoes. Let the media report what they want. If it’s not going to help him throw a football, then he absolutely shouldn’t worry about it.

If he is going to address it, he should say as little as possible. Don’t voluntarily offer up the fact you could be a better teammate. (RELATED: Patriots Beat The Rams In The Super Bowl)

That doesn’t do anything to help the situation.

 

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With Nick Foles likely heading out the door, Wentz should keep his mouth shut and focus on getting better. There’s no point in stirring this pot any further.

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