Alshon Jeffery is confident Eagles will win, not hung up on past

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The Eagles have been selling the underdog angle for weeks, but they’re still extremely confident.

And wide receiver Alshon Jeffery went about as far as you can go if you’re looking for a pregame guarantee.

Via Martin Frank of the Wilmington News Journal, Jeffery was in the process of being asked what would have to happen if the Eagles were to win, when he cut the question off.

Ain’t no ‘if,’ man,” Jeffery said. “When we win on Sunday, ain’t no telling what we’re going to do. But we’re probably going to celebrate, have some fun.”

Asked if he was convinced of that, he replied: “We’re bringing that trophy back to Philly.”

Of course, they are underdogs for a reason, since the Patriots are playing for their sixth Super Bowl title. But Jeffery clearly is not caught up in their mystique.

“Man, I don’t give a damn about all of that,” he said. “That’s in the past. We’re in the present. It’s 2018. It’s a new year. All that stuff in the past, that’s in the past. It’s a new year, man.

“Each and every day, someone is trying to get better, trying to be the champion, . . . It’s a new year. It’s time for new things.”

Confidence is a good thing, and these teams are good enough that cheap motivational ploys like bulletin board material shouldn’t matter. But it will probably come up anyway.

42 responses to “Alshon Jeffery is confident Eagles will win, not hung up on past

  1. Jeffrey has been a huge addition this year and he better come up big if the eagles are going to win. I don’t think anyone has any doubt that they’ll need a lot of points, even if the D is playing well.

  2. Patriots Bulletin board: boy, this week’s been boring. I have nothing on me.

    Jeffery: ain’t no if….when …..we’re gonna win…

    Pats bulletin board: Thanks Alshon!

  3. Its sad people consider this bulletin board material. The Eagles have been asked all week about the mighty patriots. The Patriots are a great organization and I am not doubting that at all. But the Eagles have earned their right to be there. People talk as though the Eagles should just be thankful to be on the same field as them. They have just as fair of a chance as the Patriots do. I don’t know why its bulletin board material for a player or team to say they expect to win. Should they say they expect to lose, or are just going to throw in the towel?

  4. “Its sad people consider this bulletin board material. ”

    You think that a player with no SB wins bragging about winning the Super bowl before the game even starts isn’t bulletin board material? When asked the question all you should say is “They’re a great team. We’re going to have to play our best to have a shot at winning.” When you guarantee a win, that WILL get back to the other locker room and you bet it will be bulletin board material.

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    The Eagles are pulling out all the stops. Just yesterday I saw a guy in Florida wearing a Pinkston jersey. Those only come out on special occasions.
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  6. There’s no such thing as bulletin board material when it comes to the Super Bowl, there’s no way you can be more up for this game to begin with.

  7. Everyone has been fluffing the Patriots, the mystique, the GOAT, the hoodie….for good reason, I guess. But with the exception of Brady of course, the Eagles roster is actually better. Much better at OL, DL and LB, and equal everywhere else. Not making predictions, but the Eagles are certainly far better than the two teams that the Pats beat to get to the Super Bowl this year.

  8. So you want to hear the same old “there a great team at all aspects, we will have to play well. Well coached. Blah blah blah”.

    You should go into every game with the thought process of winning. No story here.

  9. This is how you lose SBs. When you disrespect your opponent to this degree, it usually comes back to haunt you.

    Pats have nothing but respect for the process, the opponent and how hard it is to get there.

    Philly is acting like they’re running for office.

  10. jpfit262 says:
    February 2, 2018 at 8:51 am
    Its sad people consider this bulletin board material. The Eagles have been asked all week about the mighty patriots. The Patriots are a great organization and I am not doubting that at all. But the Eagles have earned their right to be there. People talk as though the Eagles should just be thankful to be on the same field as them. They have just as fair of a chance as the Patriots do. I don’t know why its bulletin board material for a player or team to say they expect to win. Should they say they expect to lose, or are just going to throw in the towel?
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    Don’t you know? You’re not supposed to say anything when you play the Patriots. According to their fans, the only reason the Patriots win so often is because their opponents provide “bulletin board material”, thus ensuring the Patriots players will try even harder to win. Before this comment, the Patriots were probably going to lose, but now, after having heard this, they’re really going to give it their all!

  11. It’s also clear as day to see who on here has never played sports in their life when they think so highly of this so-called bulletin board material. Both teams will give it their all to win. Neither team needs extra motivation. If you truly think that, well.

  12. janvanflac says:
    February 2, 2018 at 9:33 am
    Everyone has been fluffing the Patriots, the mystique, the GOAT, the hoodie….for good reason, I guess. But with the exception of Brady of course, the Eagles roster is actually better. Much better at OL, DL and LB, and equal everywhere else. Not making predictions, but the Eagles are certainly far better than the two teams that the Pats beat to get to the Super Bowl this year.

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    Keep telling yourself that, listening to wishful thinking moron national pundits who are running around repeating the same thing over and over to condition themselves to not compliment the Pats any more than they need to.

    Pats have literally heard this before every single SB minus 2008 vs the Giants.

    Are you aware of that?

    I don’t see a HOF QB or TE on the Eagles. Do you? I don’t see lethal scatbacks on the Eagles, do you? I d on’t see versatility and shutdown man corners on the Eagles, do you?

    Everything is about even, except what I just named, with STs and coaching also being in favor of NE.

    The fact is, none of this matters, but the Pat being disrespected over and over and over as they try to win an incredkible 3/4 years, is what you’re missing.

    Those players in that locker room have a chance to measure up to the McGinests, Brusxcis, Laws, Seymours, etc, etc, etc, and that is something that has never ever been mentioned these last 2 weeks.

    Expect serious, serious problems if you’re rooting for the Eagles.

  13. sportzfan says:
    February 2, 2018 at 8:59 am
    “Its sad people consider this bulletin board material. ”

    You think that a player with no SB wins bragging about winning the Super bowl before the game even starts isn’t bulletin board material? When asked the question all you should say is “They’re a great team. We’re going to have to play our best to have a shot at winning.” When you guarantee a win, that WILL get back to the other locker room and you bet it will be bulletin board material.

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    Malcom Jenkins, a Saints cast off who has been overrated the entire time since he came out of OSU running his mouth. Good thing he mouthed off right after Philly beat Minny. That’s always a good move.

    Can anyone name a QB or offense Philly looked good against, defeisively, this year, that is on the same level as the Pats?

    Atlanta, I guess, but are they REALLY on the same level as the Pats?

  14. cookerduff123 says:
    February 2, 2018 at 8:32 am
    Jeffrey has been a huge addition this year and he better come up big if the eagles are going to win. I don’t think anyone has any doubt that they’ll need a lot of points, even if the D is playing well.

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    Huge addition? He’s a Bears draft bust who the Pats dominated a couple years back.

    One trick ponies are eliminated by a BB D.

  15. Just once I wish people would stop giving the Patriots any reason to believe they need to have a chip on their shoulder. Do not make them feel like they have something to prove. Thanks Alshon…you just sealed the deal for your team to be another victim.

  16. jpfit262 says:
    February 2, 2018 at 8:51 am
    Its sad people consider this bulletin board material. The Eagles have been asked all week about the mighty patriots. The Patriots are a great organization and I am not doubting that at all. But the Eagles have earned their right to be there. People talk as though the Eagles should just be thankful to be on the same field as them. They have just as fair of a chance as the Patriots do. I don’t know why its bulletin board material for a player or team to say they expect to win. Should they say they expect to lose, or are just going to throw in the towel?

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    Talks is cheap. That is the point. There is no point in saying what he says, because it means jack sqaut in the game.

    Philly is clearly taking NE lightly reading their press clippings. There are a lot of those out there, becasue 90% of the media and fans want Philly to win, so eveyone can stop complimenting the Pats.

    Foles is not as good on the road as he is at home.

    Did you know this?

    NE has given up the least amount of points in the NFL since Oct 1. Did you know that?

    Gronk didn’t play in the SB last year and now he IS playing, so he’ll be hungry.

    Name me a QB or an offense Philly faced that is comparable to NE’s.

    It’s called delusion.

    Passer rating for INFERIOR QBs than Brady of 100.5 when QBs throw to RBs and TEs vs Philly’s D.

    Mcleod has a 125 rating against him. I could go on for days with pertinent facts that do not make it a good look for Philly’s chances, that the media has ignored for 2 weeks.

    Philly can absolutely win, but this wishful thinking “it’s our time” routine, has no bearing on the game.

  17. Here’s the problem with assuming they’re going to win.

    When you say “we have a good chance to win” it acknowledges that the other team is good too.

    When you just declare yourself the victor before the game’s been played, if your team gets down and starts losing, players get frustrated and often make the situation worse with hothead penalties and other mistakes. We’ve seen it many times.

    The Pats would never just assume they’re going to win. They always expect the other team to come prepared and work hard to make sure they won’t make the kind of mistakes other teams frequently do against the Pats.

  18. 8 out 10 talking heads have spent 2 weeks talking about how the eagles have no chance, and the poor Pats feel disrespected. I guess because its not 10 out 10, that is why the rest of hate Pats fans

  19. Do the Eagles know they have Nick Foles at QB? Yet they are still predicting a win. Can you say delusional?

  20. When you just declare yourself the victor before the game’s been played, if your team gets down and starts losing, players get frustrated and often make the situation worse with hothead penalties and other mistakes. We’ve seen it many times
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    This.

    I have no problem w confidence. Assuming u are going to win and already talking about a party? Shows mental weakness

  21. Lane Johnson said it best and I’m paraphrasing … Should they thank Mr. Brady for having them at the big dance and ask him how he would like them to lose?

  22. “8 out 10 talking heads have spent 2 weeks talking about how the eagles have no chance, and the poor Pats feel disrespected.”

    Not the media I’ve seen. Plenty are picking the Eagles including even a couple of the Boston homers. What I see is the Eagles desperately trying to generate a “disrespected” feeling when the Patriots are giving them plenty of respect as are many in the media.

  23. Glad you learned your lesson after all the talking you did about Min beating Philly.

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    codylaws says:

    February 2, 2018 at 9:26 am

    When you win then you can talk. Otherwise, shut up.

  24. Whose oline gave up the least amount of sacks?Whose oline helped the rbs get more rushing tds?Whose dline gave up the least amount of rushing tds?Whose defense got the most sacks?You philly fans love to look at stats..phillys rushing yards as a way to determine your olines strength, but yet fail to look at the other stats.Take away the 300 yds rushing by wentz,because he is not playing,and the yds are almost equal.Philly has had trouble with recieving RBs and TEs all year and the patriots RBs alone have accounted for 26 tds.All these stats are for the reg season.
    The Patriots did not go from worst to first and surprised alot of teams.They always got everyones A game.I like how the eagles,coach and players,say they are not concerned about the Patriots history and mystique,but yet bring it up in almost all their smack talk.If you are not worried about it why bring it up?Jeffries is talking about the past this and the past that,just like every other team has this year.The Patriots have been every team measuring stick for years,not weeks,and every game they play is like a playoff game.
    As for those that think bulletin board material doesn’t matter has anyone ever said anything about you and it made you want to prove them wrong?BB uses it to motivate his players like no other.He has used it in the past and he will continue to use it.

  25. People who talk themselves up as a motivator are nervously trying to convince themselves that they are better than they are.
    If any sports figure never used “bulletin board material” as a motivational factor they never would have came up with the phrase “bulletin board material”.How many times have you heard a player say”I shut them up,Whose talking now,etc..But no they don’t use it.
    Hey gronk why you throw him out the club..He talked to much.

  26. Alshon and Jalen will be celebrating their SB dream victory together during the off-season, alone somewhere – far away.

    GO PATRIOTS

  27. We have been down this road before = When the news media and jealous losers (jerry Rice and others)start shooting their mouths off, again, with the “Patriots win because they cheat…” chant, you know the FIRE building in TB12 and the Team to go out there and take home the Lombardi = for the 6th Time !!!!!!

    GO PATRIOTS

  28. Most of what I have been seeing is people talking about how Philly is going to win. The betting line is just that. It’s for Bettors, and people are affected by the past. Philly went 13 and 3, was the number one seed in their conference, is in the Super Bowl, and while Wentz got hurt, Foles has been a very successful quarterback in the NFL in the past, and has had success recently. Super Bowl week is a grind. Some handle it better than others.

    Billy Billy, let’s beat Philly!

  29. Before the Jacksonville game, Ray Lewis said that, while Ramsey was talking, Brady and McDaniels were studying film on his weaknesses. Nuff said.

    There was a hockey goalie back in the 60s who was famous for throwing up before big games. He was terrified! His name is on several Stanley Cups and he’s in the Hall of Fame. Performance has nothing to do with pre-game “confidence.”

    Joe Namath frequently has to correct people about his “guarantee.” It was in a small press conference in a dingy room and reporters were all over him about how badly he was going to lose to the mighty Colts. He was on his heels, surprised, and meekly stammered the famous line, which of course then made big news — and Ewbank and his fellow teammates really got on him. He wasn’t sipping martinis on the beach with a girl on each arm when he said it. It just turned out that the film guys found the Achilles’ heel on the Colts’ D and milked it for 60 minutes while Shula picked his nose. So all of this guarantee stuff is just nonsense.

    The only trash talker, guarantee big mouth that could pull it off was the one who started it — Ali. He could back it up, and he sure did. The rest are just kids farting their anxiety out of their mouths.

  30. Bill Belichick on Sunday’s game, “It’s hard to win in this league. It’s very competitive. I think we’ll be ready to go and we’ll go out there and do the best we can.”

    Alshon Jeffery on Sunday’s game, “Ain’t no ‘if,’ man, When we win on Sunday, ain’t no telling what we’re going to do. But we’re probably going to celebrate, have some fun. “We’re bringing that trophy back to Philly”.

    One of these two has 7 Super Bowl rings the other has 2 playoff wins. Jeffery should have taken Common Sense 101 in college.

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