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Carson Wentz is back!

September 21, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles did not play very well against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. There were lots of penalties and some key injuries. I knew it wasn’t going to be a good day for the Eagles when, on the first play of the game, their former player DeSean Jackson scored on a long touchdown pass. They have to get used to every team giving it their best shot against them, now that they are the reigning Super Bowl Champions.

I am very happy that Carson Wentz will be playing in the next game, because the Eagles’ offense has been just average in the first two weeks. This week they play the Indianapolis Colts who have struggled in the last two years. I think it will be a somewhat difficult transition for Carson because of the lack of experienced receivers who will be available in this upcoming game.

Also in the world of football, I heard one of the strangest stories ever last week. Buffalo Bills player Vontae Davis decided to retire in the middle of a game. This was a shocking development. His teammates had to be incredibly surprised.

I would’ve understood it better if he retired after the game was over. I have never heard of this happening during the contest. The only other time I remember anything close to that was when the Phillies’ Hall of Fame third baseman, Mike Schmidt, decided to retire in the middle of the 1989 baseball season.

Speaking of baseball and the Phillies, they only have 11 games left in the season. They are currently 5 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the division. Philadelphia will be playing against the Braves in 7 of the 11 remaining games to end the season. I don’t think they will catch the Braves, but I hope they at least make this last week and a half interesting. It's pretty crazy to think it's almost October already!

 

See you on the sidelines!
  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.