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Details Start To Emerge From Eagles Players Confronting Doug Pederson

The fallout continues from Eagles head coach Doug Pederson pulling quarterback Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team. Pederson’s decision reportedly left players and coaches “shocked and outraged,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Things got so bad Sunday that “two defensive players had to be held back from approaching Pederson,” the Inquirer reports. Jason Kelce was one player who went to Pederson to confront him over pulling Hurts. The Inquirer doesn’t name Kelce as a player who had to be held back.

Kelce was on record just a couple weeks ago saying how important it is to play all the way to the end of the season.

“It’s an exciting time whenever anyone is going out there for the first time. That being said, I think at all times in the NFL, the focus should be winning the football game. Nothing else takes precedence. No player evaluation, no amount of curiosity from anybody within the organization,” Kelce explained in December.

“Everything is focused in this league, in my opinion, about winning games. You see a lot of losing teams disdain losses for a lot of losing years when they have bad cultures, when they don’t try to win every week.”

“This isn’t basketball. One draft pick isn’t going to make us Super Bowl champion. It might be a big start for us to be a Super Bowl champion, but it’s always going to be about the team. That’s the greatest thing about this sport.”

“I don’t care if you’ve lost every game and you’re 0-15 and it’s the last one you got, everything is about winning in this league.”

The Eagles would’ve picked No. 9 in the 2021 draft with a win. Instead, the loss guaranteed the team pick No. 6.

While the media continues to chase the outrage story, Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is on record saying he knew Sudfeld was scheduled to get a chance Sunday and he was excited for the quarterback to get a chance.

Are we dealing with manufactured outrage here? It’s starting to look that way.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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    • So money baby! The only two drives the Eagles had with Hurts at the wheel were aided by multiple (7 or 8 I believe) Skins penalties. There is absolutely nothing controversial about Pederson taking out Hurts and replacing him. This is all fake media hype. Imagine that.

  1. this is just such total garbage fake news

    I guarantee Pederson had Sudfield scheduled to play in the 2nd half, maybe even the 4th quarter. Meaningless game, nobody cares. Giants are a huge market so people are mad. This happens to Jacksonville nobody cares.

    If Giants wanted to make the playoffs, they should have tried to win more than 6 games. If they want to make any changes, they should stop letting 6 win teams make the postseason. The Dolphins are sitting at home with 10 wins. Let the Dolphins play the NFC Playoff game.

  2. This is absolutely manufactured. Here’s what’s going on. Someone in the Philly or national media pool wants Pederson axed, they want their guy in, and to do it they’re creating a crisis to try to oust Pederson. Charming. Have people forgotten this guy just won a Super Bowl and coach of the year in 2017!? Apparently.

  3. All the whiny Giants and their fans should learn one thing: when you play crappy and your destiny is not in your control, that’s your fault. So shut up and stop being a victim. It’s professional sports for Pete’s sake.

  4. I’m trying to imagine if Dallas had won earlier and then the Eagles did what they did. As much as the Giants are a big market team, the Cowboys are a national obsession. The outrage would have been greater. Just saying…

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