Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Jay Ajayi: Eagles Playcalling vs. Vikings 'Doesn't Make Sense to Me'

Jay Ajayi: Eagles Playcalling vs. Vikings 'Doesn't Make Sense to Me'

Only four meaningful running plays were called in the first half as the Eagles fell into a 17-3 halftime hole. Costly penalties stalled drives.

Left guard Isaac Seumalo getting blown off the ball on the Eagles first play.

Complacency can take on many forms.

"It's really just beating ourselves", All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson said. A person familiar with the situation says Ajayi tore an ACL and will miss the rest of the season. "We thought it was a blitz and I slid down for the blitzer who never came and let the end get inside of me and he sacked the quarterback". I'll bite the bullet. "There are no excuses and will put it all on me".

That could make this season a hard one for Wentz and the Eagles.

Since being named the starter last month, quarterback Carson Wentz has not been given great protected by his offensive line.

"I don't think the fight is the issue", Safety Malcolm Jenkins stated.

"I have no idea what the other theory [for his benching] would be", Pederson said, "because everything in this business is performance-based".

"It's amusing because I've seen him miss one kick in practice, and he missed those two early, but there was none bigger (than the 52-yarder) because it put us up two scores", Zimmer said of Bailey.

"We have to take a real hard look in the mirror". "Little mistakes are killing us". This is a totally new season, new team, everything about it as we are finding out. "We have to stop doing it to ourselves".

The struggles continued to start this season. Fans booed the team heading into the locker room trailing 17-3 at the half.

"It kind of feels like that's where we were two years ago". "I thought that was very impressive to play the game that they played". "So, there's no surprise to his success this season and we're going to keep it going". "It is a big test for us".

"We're just exhausted of hearing it every game", Wendell Smallwood said of the mistakes. We have to finish tackles, we have to finish blocks, we have to finish the game.

It seems like this is a critical moment for this team that needs to avoid falling to 2-4.

Too cute. The Eagles had a third-and-inches on their second drive, but failed to convert when a counter toss to Josh Adams lost a yards and forced a punt.

The Eagles (2-3) visit the New York Giants (1-4) on Thursday night.

The fastest and surest fix would be for Wentz to finish shaking off any lingering rust. "It will be here before we know it".

The Philadelphia Eagles offense has been, well, offensive, something that was obvious in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. "I'm confident we'll fix it, but it's frustrating right now". "We're productive. If we can get rolling with that I think we'll do a good job". "But unless we play better than this, we are not".

Both teams needed a victory.

The former North Dakota State star from Bismarck, N.D., finished 24 of 35 for 311 yards and a touchdown, but like his team he had ups and downs.

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