Did Seumalo Really Earn The Starting Left Guard Position?
To start the 2017 season, Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz has been sacked eight times and hit 20 times. In Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, Isaac Seumalo allowed three Sacks; he was given the starting Left Guard job before the preseason after the team traded Allen Barbre to the Denver Broncos. Seumalo is in his second year in the NFL after being a Third Round Pick in the 2016 NFL Draft after playing mostly at Center while playing at Oregon State. At Wednesday's practice, it was Chance Warmack get work at Left Guard with the 1st team unit and not Seumalo.
Turron Davenport of USA Today Eagles Wire joined The Sports Bash on Wednesday and gave his perspective on Isaac Seumalo at Left Guard:
“(Seumalo) definitely didn’t earn the position and it’s strange because it’s not like this guy was a first round pick or a second round pick for that matter so when you just hand a guy a position and you trade a way a guy like Allen Babre that can play up and down the Offensive Line, in this case I think they made a mistake. So that wasn’t a good move….Listen given up Sacks like (Seumalo) did last week is not a good move, I wonder how his confidence is, it’s going to be interesting seeing how it all plays out but something has to change whether that be with Seumalo or just within their (Offensive Line) unit by getting him out of there.”
Checkout what Davenport had to say about Doug Pederson play calling, LeGarrette Blount snaps, and more Eagles talk