I want to start this off by saying that I am a BIG Carson Wentz fan. I have always been a Wentz believer and I’m just a huge fan of the overall dude that he is on and off the field.
I have to make sure I say that so this isn’t taken the wrong way. Now…
I am so sick and tired of people using the Wentz injury as some sort of safety net.
I have been hearing it ever since this matchup was set. I said a couple blogs back that I have a few friends from my summer camp days who are Eagles fans and I’ve heard from a few of them and the media this one thing…
“Well if Carson Wentz were here it’d be the real matchup…”
“Even if the Eagles go down… We didn’t have Wentz.”
“Playing with house money without Wentz.”
“CARSON WENTZ ISN’T EVEN PLAYING DUDE.”
“I like both Geno’s and Pat’s cheesesteaks.”
Granted the last quote isn’t relevant, but I could see Pat’s taking a hit in business because it’s the nickname of the Patriots… Food for thought. See what I did there?
Really I just can’t stand when I hear things like that. If the Eagles win on Sunday it will be because they were the better team on the field. If the Patriots win on Sunday… It will be because they were the better team on the field.
I understand the point that’s being made because it’s the same one that’s absolutely being made by Celtics fans like myself with Gordon Hayward’s injury.
Here’s the thing though, the Eagles aren’t the only ones that lost a big piece of their team.
Remember Julian Edelman? Dont’a Hightower? Good, just making sure.
The same logic could be applied. I understand that QB is the most important position on the field but I think the best slot receiver in football in Edelman, and the team’s defensive leader in Hightower allow for that same ticket aboard the Excuse Train.
The point is. It’s the Super Bowl. No crutches.
If the Patriots get beat on Sunday, they get beat. I won’t be saying “WELL IT DOESN’T COUNT BECAUSE WE DIDN’T HAVE EDELMAN AND HIGHTOWER.”
If the Eagles get beat on Sunday, I hope that will be the same mindset for people in Philly.
The Super Bowl is a whole different animal where there really are no underdogs, it’s just a fight between two good teams that usually comes down to one or two plays down the stretch.
Glad I got that out of my system. Very therapeutic.
I do think this is going to be an all-time Super Bowl, and I just want it to be Sunday.