After the Philadelphia Eagles destroyed Washington 24-8 a month ago, Nick Sirianni was in a jovial mood and wore a throwback jersey to his post-game press conference. He proudly had No. 82 on his chest in honor of former All-Pro receiver Mike Quick.
It appeared as if he was simply paying homage to a legend at the time. Problem is, Sirianni uttered the names of two Washington Hall of Famers in some hokey, off-the-cuff comments. It wasn’t supposed to be offensive, although one Commanders player took it that way.
“Always was a Quick fan,” Sirianni said on September 25. “He had some great success here in Washington against, I think it was, I talked to him today, it was against Darrell Green. So, and then, uh, I am taking Mike Quick over Art Monk any day.”
Imagine trying to be so cool that you take needless shots at two of the classiest Hall of Famers in NFL history. Sweet jersey bro https://t.co/UR7rDmuZUD
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) November 15, 2022
“Yeah, you got the insider,” McLaurin said. “Shout out to Art Monk.”
McLaurin went off for 128 yards on 8 receptions last week against Philadelphia. Sirianni’s words appeared to motivate him to defend the honor of Monk, a guy he called a “great man and a great mentor.”
Terry McLaurin on becoming an alpha and taking on more of a leadership role over time.
Said he reminded his teammates, “We don’t have to be anybody’s punching bag.” pic.twitter.com/kQhdWD3PmN
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) November 18, 2022
Eagles Add Tougjness in Linval Joseph, Ndamukong Suh
The Eagles are on to bigger and better things as they look ahead to Indianapolis. They still own the best record in football at 8-1 — remember, Philadelphia owns the tie-breaker over Minnesota — and a flurry of moves to strengthen their defensive line have shown the Eagles mean business. The additions of Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh give them credible Super Bowl experience, plus intangible toughness. Those guys will fit right in.
“The guys that we have in this building are tough, and they play through things. They are mentally tough, physically tough. These guys just add to that,” …read more