Davenport: Time To Get Zach Ertz Involved
When the Eagles hired Doug Pederson as Head Coach, the expectation was that Zach Ertz would have a career year considering how much the Tight End is used in Kansas City Chiefs' offense. But in 3 games played in 2016 the numbers are underwhelming for Ertz: 10 Catches, 117 Yards, 0 Touchdowns, and 1 Drop.
Turron Davenport of USA Today joined The Sports Bash on Tuesday and discussed why Ertz needs to be more involved in the offense and how the Eagles should do it:
"I think it's time to get Zach Ertz involved; three targets (on Sunday) I mean that's completely unacceptable. He's probably their best weapon outside of Darren Sproles on offense....My question is where is this Three Tight End Setup that (Offensive Coordinator) Frank Reich has raved about? Why aren't we seeing that on the football field? When you see that on the field, you're going to get that opportunity to get the ball to a guy like a Zach Ertz, to a Trey Burton, where you can walk them out to the receiver position and let them use their size against defensive backs or their quickness against Linebackers. So I think that's something that you need to see more of."
Checkout Davenport's analysis of the rough game on Sunday for Rookies Carson Wentz and Halapoulivaati Vaitai along with his perspective on the Eagles Offensive Line and Defense after 2 losses