2020 Week 6 Position Grades

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I wish this game wasn't as close at it ended up being. This game for almost 3 full quarters was a loss and an ugly one. It was clear that this team's season was over and we could begin having the conversation about being sellers at the trade deadline. That this could be a rebuild year.

But then Wentz saddled up the team to his back and carried the team back into the game. Now the conversation about "well we have 3 division games in a row and can be 4-4-1 in 3 weeks time" continues. This was a bad game and exposed the team in so many places. Here are my positional grade:

Coaching: F

Jim Schwartz had a bad scheme today. So many times (against an insanely quick QB) the safeties split to outside of the offensive tackles, leaving Nathan Gerry as the only player in the center of the field. On the long Jackson run, Gerry snuck up and was out of position and Lamar was untouched.

Pederson is a whole different problem. Doug knew. HE KNEW that his offensive line was not experienced. And yet he forced Carson to throw the ball 40 TIMES. And not roll outs and not quick passes. Long developing routes. And never adjusted. The plays called on the 2 point conversions were terrible! Miles Sanders touching the ball LESS THAN 10x (even with his injury) is inexcusable. This was not a good game by the coaching staff.

QBs: B+

I can't knock Carson for today's game. He had zero time to read the field. He had no time to wait for his WRs to get open. And yet after taking a million hits (and some really serious hard ones at that) he still led the team to an almost victory. He does lose points for holding the ball too long in the redzone only to throw it away and take a REALLY HARD SHOT.

Jalen Hurts had a really good game as a running back. The threat of him on the field opened up Sanders for his 74 yard run.

RBs: C+

Sanders had 9 for 118 but 74 of them came on one carry. Bad fumble at the end of the carry. Then Clement and Scott did nothing to help. This group needs a solid RB2 (and no Bell was not the answer to this). However there is not point in spending money in this position group when Doug refuses to run the ball with any consistency.