Eric Kendricks currently isn’t happy for his brother, Mychal

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The NFC title game featured the Kendricks brothers. Mychal (pictured) plays linebacker for the Eagles, and Eric plays linebacker for the Vikings. So Eric is happy that his brother is going to the Super Bowl, right?

Maybe eventually, but not right now.

“I want to be there you know, I’m a competitor and I play this game to win period,” Eric Kendricks told reporters after the 38-7 loss in Philly. “So I don’t care if he’s on the other team or not, I’m trying to win. So right now I’m mad, yeah, I’m not happy for him. It’s crazy that we’re in this position, all of the things that we’ve been through, yeah, that’s cool. But I’m not happy for him, you know. I wanted to win that game. They beat us fair and square and we’ll see but for right now, I’m not happy.”

That’s the right emotion. And in plenty of past years the NFL has seen a team harness the emotion that comes from losing a conference title game and redouble its efforts to get back to that level again, and break through. But it’s never easy to dig out of the valley of 0-0 and do it all over again — unless a team has a coach like Bill Belichick or a quarterback like Tom Brady. Or both.

10 responses to “Eric Kendricks currently isn’t happy for his brother, Mychal

  1. This is what’s known as being a sore loser. A very sore loser. His own brother. You didn’t lose a heartbreaker, son. Your brother’s team wiped the field with you all night long.

    Play to win?

    From the start of the second half against New Orleans to early through the fourth quarter Sunday (before Philly called off the under-dogs), that fearsome Vikings defense was outscored 62-19.

  2. The Vikings have zero quarterbacks under contract for next year and will be installing a new offense with Shurmer gone. They will return the same defense and plenty of skilled players on offense.

    I think they had an unbelievable run with Case Keenum this year but the clock struck midnight in the post season and he turned back into a pumpkin. Without Shurmer and a lights out defense, he’s most likely not a starter. The Vikings are in a real bind as to who is going to be under center in 2018.

  3. The Vikings will get a re-match next year. Be ready for it next time. They probably got to deal with Teddy Bridgewater next season. He may look like Foles did before this game but hope he plays like Foles did last night. I can’t wait until next season. Don’t let me down Vikes.

  4. Once again, the Vikings put on a pretty dress, but can’t make it to the big dance, I don’t blame any of the players for being angry, bitter and disappointed with that performance. But hey, at least they are consistent in the playoffs.

  5. wdnemesis says:
    January 22, 2018 at 11:31 am
    The Vikings will get a re-match next year. Be ready for it next time. They probably got to deal with Teddy Bridgewater next season. He may look like Foles did before this game but hope he plays like Foles did last night. I can’t wait until next season. Don’t let me down Vikes. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— a rematch? umm Rodgers will be back and zeke wont be suspended in dallas, and your team doesn’t have a qb at the moment, you might want to wait and at least get through the first half of next year before you talk nonsense. lol vikings pooped the bed…

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