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Jeffery doesn’t appear to be a source in Wentz story

Louie DiBiase

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After the Philly Voice released a story that claimed Carson Wentz (or as the author nicknamed him the “Teflon Ginger”) was a selfish, controlling, egotistical, bully inside the Eagles organization, the majority of team leaders and prominent figures on the team came to the franchise quarterback’s defense.

Despite the story claiming to have quotes from 6 out of 53 players, almost every player in a starting role on both offense and defense claimed the story did not carry any weight. Wentz, they said, was a great leader inside the locker room.

While it was clear the story didn’t have much weight to it, one factor still had people scratching their heads.

Where was Alshon Jeffery’s defense of Wentz?

Almost every starter spoke up but Jeffery’s silence kept the story interesting. Parts of the article discussed receivers not being happy with the majority of targets going to Zach Ertz.

Today the speculation of Jeffery potentially being a source seems over. The veteran receiver was seen at the 76ers-Lakers game with Wentz.

Unless Jeffery is really good at pretending he likes Wentz, there is no way he could have said things in the story like “He’s had his ass kissed his whole life, and sometimes acts like he’s won 10 Super Bowls, when he hasn’t played in, let alone won, a playoff game yet.”

It was hard to believe from the start. Jeffery has been one of the more selfless players in two years with the Eagles. The main reason he came to Philadelphia was to play and win with Carson Wentz who he wanted to help win MVP.

So with Jeffery seemingly crossed off the list, the six players that have an ax to grind with Wentz don’t appear to be important pieces of the franchise.

Definitely hurts the credibility of a story that already had major holes to it from a journalistic perspective.

Wentz did not deny that he wasn’t as connected with teammates while rehabbing his torn ACL in the summer.  However, the majority of claims made in the article looked to be over dramatized and spun in a negative light.

Some claims in the story were portrayed as negative when in the past, they were positive traits that the Eagles fell in love with when drafting Wentz.

It was hard to get past the clear bias in the story as the author repeatedly took shots at Wentz without quotes. “His aw-shucks, overgrown-Opie-from-Mayberry routine plays well with the local and national media.”

Seems that we can put this story to rest.

Louie, an Eagles, and NFL enthusiast all his life has finally found his home to share his thousands of takes on the Philadelphia Eagles with Locked on Eagles. Louie also works in Buffalo sports radio as a writer, host, and producer for WGR Sports Radio 550 the official home of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He may be far from the nest, but Louie bleeds green just like the rest of Eagles Nation. Fly Eagles Fly.

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