Eagles’ head coach Nick Sirianni spoke to reporters following the staff’s win over the Panthers Sunday afternoon, and he talked a bit about his response to the win, the offensive struggles and total efficiency, in addition to why he went for 2 late within the sport.
Right here’s what the top coach needed to say:
Preliminary response to the win
He mentioned it was emotional within the locker room celebrating the win, and it was the definition of a staff win.
“Actually, what that felt like, was a whole staff win. And that’s what it was. When one models down, the opposite models need to convey it up. The protection felt prefer it was up the entire sport, proper, and so they actually did, the performed an unbelievable sport. Particular groups was down a bit early, however then they arrive again and make a play. After which the offense was down, after which they gutted it out within the second half on some actually significant performs.
So, it was actually, once more, the definition of a staff win. It was the definition of what we speak about, a dawg mentality, as a result of the offense — it wasn’t going good for the offense, for a very long time of that sport, it wasn’t going good. However once they wanted to make performs on the finish, and it was nonetheless tight, they made performs that they wanted to make there.
So, I’m actually completely happy for the fellows. Each man in there ought to be actually completely happy for themselves. Once more, only a nice staff win.”
On the offensive efficiency
Sirianni went on to speak in regards to the offense taking what the Panthers’ protection was giving them, and admitted that the offense wasn’t in a movement the primary half of the sport and so they have been attempting some known as runs. So popping out of halftime they went to the quarterback learn sport and acquired some good performs off of it.
“It actually felt like we have been in a rut till that one the place [Jalen Hurts] pulled it — he had the one the place he pulled it across the edge and went up the left facet. Properly, we had the massive play proper earlier than that, however that basically helped us get going and transfer the soccer.”
The pinnacle coach talked about that he wants to return and watch the movie to have a greater thought of why they have been having bother operating the ball, however he did know that the Panthers had a superb sport plan and did a superb job scheming for the Eagles and giving them some unscouted seems to be.
“Actually proud of our offensive workers, particularly the run sport guys, with [Jeff Stoutland] and Jason Michael, that type of have been feeding me a few actually good runs that we would have liked to get going slightly bit within the run sport.”
He went on to say that once they needed to run the soccer within the 4 minute offense, it was actually good — minus the stepping out of bounds — however the operating of the soccer was effectively executed.
On going for 2 late within the sport
Sirianni had an excellent view of the 2-point move from Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith, and he mentioned he acquired to see up shut how the man got here free on the appropriate facet and Hurts was capable of finding Smith within the endzone. He famous that the defender got here for Hurts as clear as they may come, and for the QB to evade that and make the two-point conversion was enormous.
“While you’re down three as an offense — it feels completely different while you’re down one, ‘Hey, let’s go kick a subject purpose and win this sport.’ It does, it feels completely different. I assumed that’s an enormous play. Not simply within the sense that you simply go up three, however in a way of what it appears like as an offensive coach in that situation, and an offensive participant in that situation, as effectively.”
- Sirianni talked about how while you lose there are powerful conversations within the conferences that observe, however these occur even after wins, together with a few of the conversations they’d have on the flight house on Sunday. He famous that the onerous conversations are nothing greater than the coaches being trustworthy and upfront about their shortcomings, but it surely doesn’t imply they get nasty.
- The pinnacle coach additionally touted the protection’s day with three interceptions and three sacks — though, Sirianni mentioned it felt like extra, however importantly all of them got here on third down. He acquired excited speaking about how the group got here collectively this week main as much as the sport, and that’s what the league is about, not each sport goes to be your greatest however you must come again to work and take a look at once more.