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Eagles want headstrong Wentz to protect himself
| 2 weeks ago

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said he doesn't plan to change his playing style once he returns from his ACL injury.

The headstrong Wentz, however, will hear a familiar voice bidding to change his stance, courtesy of coach Doug Pederson.

"I'm going to sit down and talk to him," Pederson said, via "Longevity is everything in this business. Learn from the best. Learn from Tom Brady, who got hurt early in his career. And learn from guys that have done that and yet still went on to have great careers and long careers."

Former Eagles offensive coordinator and current Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich said he couldn't get through to Wentz on this topic.

"Definitely went in one ear and out the other," Reich said recently, per the website. "It didn't go exactly like this, but this is just made up to protect the innocent or protect the guilty, however you say it. We would say to him, 'Hey, you just need to kind of back off on some of this tackling stuff.'

"And he didn't quite say it like this, but it was essentially, 'No. I'm not backing off. This is me. This is how I play.'"

The Eagles haven't publicly set a timetable for Wentz's return, but the 25-year-old has said that his goal is to be ready for the season opener.

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