Thursday, December 22, 2022

Nick Sirianni unleashes Eagles QB Jalen Hurts: “Needs to get better”

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The Philadelphia Eagles will be flashing shiny new black helmets atop their heads on Sunday Night Football. The team announced plans for a blackout game at Lincoln Financial Field earlier this week as players will wear all-black uniforms, including sleek-looking black helmets to complete the monochrome look.

The Eagles Released Photos of players practice in black helmets on twitter. Philadelphia wore all-black uniforms twice last season — green helmets, no black — and won those games with a combined average of 17.5 points. Your team will wear these new all-black uniforms for the first time against Green Bay, then for two more competitions this season. Dates and times will be announced later.

Nick Sirianni’s side have two incredibly tight nail biters who came to the last possession. They earned a 17-16 win over Indianapolis a week after suffering a 32-21 loss to end their bid with a perfect season. The silver lining is that playing tight games in late November should ensure they are fine-tuned and battle-hardened in January. The Eagles have lofty goals, such as a serious Super Bowl run.

Sirianni spoke about the importance of learning from these experiences. One day at a time. The sophomore head coach isn’t afraid to call his star player’s mistakes and keeps urging them to improve. No one is exempt from Sirianni’s coaching points, including Jalen hurts.

“There are things you want to work on individually as a team and as an offensive group that you want to get better at and every guy has those coaching points and I don’t want to go into specifics to be completely honest with you, ” Sirianni told reporters. “But you know, Jalen [Hurts] will have his coaching points because I see he’s done something the last two games he needs to get better at and then AJ [Brown] and DeVonta [Smith] and Quez [Watkins]they all have their own individual coaching points.”

What is the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles ‘Secret Recipe’? According to Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, it’s a video game called Grand Theft Auto V. The Playmaking Safety told The New York Times that he and several teammates spend hours after practice playing the multiplayer role-playing version of the video game.

“It’s kind of our secret sauce,” Gardner-Johnson told Kris Rhim. “I just want to play football, come home and play video games.”

This valuable time off the field, which they spend virtually in a fictional town called Los Santos, has helped them form quick friendships. Darius Slay and Avonte Maddox are regulars, along with Haason Reddick, Shaun Bradley, Miles Sanders, Kenny Gainwell and Jordan Mailata.

Robert Quinn has yet to record a sack since coming to Philadelphia from Chicago. In fact, the Pro Bowl defensive end has seen his snaps fluctuate at a decreasing rate. Quinn saw just 10 snaps against Indianapolis last week, which came two weeks after a season-low of 7 snaps against Houston. It turns out the Eagles are still figuring out how best to use their latest pass-rushing weapon.

“I see his ability to really push the passer by and we need to keep working on getting him into situations where he can do that.” Sirianni said about Quinn. “Yes I am happy with Robert and glad he is on this team and he adds a lot of depth to what is already a really good defensive line. All I know is that he’s going to make a game here very soon, a big game in a big situation, because we know how much talent he has and what a good player he is.



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