No one on a professional sports team is immune from criticism, and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith had some harsh words for his head coach this week. Nick Sirianni was listening to what Smith had to say, but he also took the opportunity to address the player’s comments as well.
The “philadelphia eagles head coach” is a man that has been in the NFL for over 20 years. He is currently the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Nick Sirianni recently addressed some critical comments made by star player, Carson Wentz.
Through seven games, Getty Fletcher Cox has one sack and three quarterback hits.
Through seven weeks, Nick Sirianni’s life hasn’t been easy. The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-5 after two consecutive defeats, and their poor defense is causing worry. After the team’s 33-22 defeat, Fletcher Cox expressed his disgust.
Jonathan Gannon, the defensive coordinator, and his read-and-react strategy have previously been criticized by Cox. It doesn’t match what he does best, according to the six-time Pro Bowler: sack the quarterback, play in the backfield, and tackle. So far this season, Cox has just one sack and three quarterback hits. And with his remarks, the 30-year-old great defensive lineman continues to stir the fire.
Nick Sirianni, the head coach, was asked for his opinion on Cox’s remarks. He said that he understood and put it up to frustration. Any difficulties that arise will be addressed face to face, behind closed doors, by the team. Sirianni seemed unprepared to reprimand Cox for questioning a member of the coaching staff.
“You know what, once you lose, everyone feels frustrated.” “Everyone, as players and coaches, is going to be frustrated,” Sirianni told reporters. “We’ll discuss everything.” We’ll work things out together. We’ll take care of whatever that has to be taken care of as a group.
“However, I’ll keep the chats that we’ll have there to myself. Fletch’s annoyance is understandable. I’m fed up with it. He is irritated. “All we have to do now is do all we can to right the ship.”
Quote by Fletcher Cox “I’m not compensated to sit in front of a screen.” “I get paid to get sacks” reminds me of a quote from Petr Klima from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s early years: “I don’t get paid to work hard.” I am compensated for scoring goals.” They’re implying that the finest players must be capable of doing what they do best.
October 25, 2021 — Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl)
Cox’s biggest complaint is that under Gannon’s program, his aggression has vanished. He can’t be his usual wreaking havoc on the streets. On the bench in Week 7, the All-Pro publicly questioned the defensive play-calling. Sirianni maintained his belief in Gannon’s ability to correct the situation, but he did not discount Cox’s critique as genuine.
“Well, we deal with it all,” Sirianni replied. “When we got in there today to review the video and the looks on the film, we spoke about everything in terms of how we’re going to improve on yesterday’s performance?” Whether or not a player says anything about it, it will always be discussed.”
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Week to week, Miles Sanders ruled.
Miles Sanders was taken off the field in Las Vegas with an injury that some thought would finish his season. The Eagles running back twisted his ankle while attempting to escape a tackle from Denzel Perryman, and subsequently was forced to leave the game. Sirianni termed the injury a “right ankle inversion sprain” and said it would be week to week.
“We’re not ruling anything out yet,” Sirianni said, “but it’s a stretch for him to be up this week.”
Boston When Sanders went down against the Raiders, Scott and Kenny Gainwell shared the carries. Gainwell gained 20 yards on five attempts, while Scott ended with 24 yards on seven carries and a touchdown. To provide depth, Sirianni considered bringing up Jordan Howard from the practice squad. The Eagles have no plans to sign a free agent in that city.
“Jordan is also on the practice squad,” Sirianni stated. “We have a lot of confidence in him.”
Explaining the remark about “lack of possessions”
Sirianni came under fire for remarks he made about their attacking rhythm being stymied by a “lack of possessions” (via John Clark). Some saw it as a dig at Gannon’s defense for failing to stop the Raiders and handing the ball back to Jalen Hurts.
Sirianni clarified that he wasn’t criticizing anybody save himself. Everything the Eagles accomplish is associated with his name — offense, defense, special teams, everything – and he always puts the blame at himself first.
“I was not in any way, shape, or form blaming the defense or Jonathan Gannon,” Sirianni added. “I have complete confidence in Jonathan Gannon. I have complete confidence in our defense. I’m taking full responsibility for myself and no one else.”
Nick Sirianni was questioned about the poor start in the first half. Mistakes abound, and…
“I thought it was a lack of belongings.” This is the perfect team-building exercise. We must reclaim the ball from our defense and return it to our offense. Because of the lack of belongings, it seemed a little out of sync.” pic.twitter.com/ME6WoOghtC
October 25, 2021 — John Clark (@JClarkNBCS)
Sirianni also said that he attends every defensive session and participates in game preparation on that side of the ball. Gannon, on the other hand, has the last say.
“When I say the defense has to tighten up and get the ball back to the offense, am I suggesting it’s my responsibility?” Sirianni remarked. “It’s my obligation to say, ‘Hey, on this one, I’d want to tighten things up and play man coverage.’”
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