Jordan Howard did “a little more talking” than usual in win over Bears

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The Bears felt comfortable moving on from running back Jordan Howard in the offseason and dealt him to the Eagles in exchange for a 2020 draft pick that will fall in either the fifth or sixth round.

Howard got his chance to show the Bears what they gave up on Sunday. He rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles got a 22-14 win that extended Chicago’s losing streak to four games.

After the game, Howard said he doesn’t need “validation” from anyone but admitted to being more “amped” for this game.

“I just did a little more talking than I usually do,” Howard said, via a transcript provided by the team. “There was a little back-and-forth with the guys. Everything else was normal. It was definitely a little strange, because I didn’t really go against them that much in practice. They never really tackled me.”

The Eagles have had two straight good games on the ground and the two wins send them into the bye week with a 5-4 record. They’ll return to face the Patriots in Week 11 and Howard will have to find other reasons to get fired up for that contest.

13 responses to “Jordan Howard did “a little more talking” than usual in win over Bears

  1. If only the Howard trade was the big issue for the Bears right now but it does look like another item to add to the exit interview sheet with Mr Pace.

  2. On the bright side instead of showing the missed kick that ruined their season last year over and over Nagy now has enough bad games to make an entire movie reminding the players where the season was lost .

  3. As an Eagles fan I am glad the Bears gave Howard up. Really a hard running back. Dude is a beast. He always pushes the pile for a few extra yards. Love it.

  4. Tarik Cohen is not an NFL RB. Montgomery is being used incorrectly and the O-Line is the consistency of wet toilet paper.

    I love Jordan Howard and I am happy that he’s not part of this completely broken offense. Nagy and Pace were all in last year and have completely gone off the rails since the Eagles vs. Bears playoff game.

  5. Howard is a free agent after this season. His replacement was already drafted with the Eagles. Hope he’s ready to do some nore talking because the position he plays makes it very hard to be comfortable.

  6. dino2997 says:
    November 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Howard is a free agent after this season. His replacement was already drafted with the Eagles. Hope he’s ready to do some nore talking because the position he plays makes it very hard to be comfortable.

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    That’s certainly a possibility, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Eagles find a way to sign him again. They seem to have had the most success with running back by committee, and Howard and Sanders have complimentary skill sets.

  7. I agree that it would be best if the Eagles can sign Jordan to an extension. He and Sanders make a great duo. And now Bosco is back, baby! 😊 I seen a few good running back combinations for the Eagles in my time. I would love to see these guys rule for a few years.

  8. As he should. Nagy foolishly couldn’t use Howard correctly. Howard had 2 straight 1,000 yard seasons and then suddenly Nagy gets there and he can’t produce? Can’t build a running game out of basically only the shotgun. Bears are imploding.

    Pace foolishly signed Mike Davis and traded up for Montgomery when they had Cohen and Howard in house already.

  9. Jordan Howard was wronged by Nagy. Whatever he wants to say, I am with him, he showed it on the field, Jordan Howard is a very good NFL back, and the Bears could use one, (Though I must say I think David Montgomery will be a good back also)

  10. Usually don’t like hearing the talk from players about their ex-teams. If it is minimal,ok, it IS to be expected, usually they are hurt by the business side of the game and the former team always gets blamed.
    His remarks are mild compared to others, still gets the “one-year-ago-that-was-my-team” pass.
    I do however, love to see players motivated by circling the date on the schedule where they play their ex-team, if only, of course, they would circle ALL the dates. JMHO.

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