Interesting problem for the Philadelphia Eagles
It looks like the Eagles’ starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, is not going to play at all during the preseason. I think this is a huge risk that they are willing to take with him, because two of their backup quarterbacks have been seriously injured in the preseason.
I get the strategy, but I think they’re giving Carson way too much credit. The only other quarterback I can remember who got this treatment was Peyton Manning, but he was a lot more experienced than Carson is.
I think he should play in one series of downs in both games just to get ready for the speed of the game. But I'm not the coach. No matter what happens, I hope he gets off to a great start in the regular season. And yes, it's only three weeks away.
The Phillies are continuing to tease us with their chances for claiming a wildcard position for the playoffs this year. Since the National League standings are so wide open, this week could be very important. They just won a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox. The Sox are probably not even going to make the playoffs to defend their World Series championship.
The Phillies’ next series is away against the Miami Marlins, and then the Pittsburgh Pirates at home. These two teams are two of the worst teams in the league. So it is important for the Phillies to win at least four or five out of the six games this week. This will greatly improve their chances to make the playoffs. I don't think they have any chance of catching the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.