Jalen Hurts: Failure teaches you a lesson

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The Eagles will not be going to the postseason after Sunday’s 37-17 loss to the Cowboys left them as the only NFC East team without a chance to win the division title with a losing record.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts and the offense got off to a good start in Dallas, but didn’t score any points after halftime. Hurts turned the ball over three times in the fourth quarter to ensure the Cowboys would stay alive at last one more week.

Hurts had only turned the ball over once in his first two starts and the rookie was adamant about turning the game into a learning experience. He said he believes that he and the team will “be better from this” in the future.

“That failure teaches you a lesson and that pain does nothing but motivate you,” Hurts said, via the team’s website. “That pain is going to continue to motivate me and I’m going to be better for it.”

Hurts provided a lot of hope for the Eagles when Doug Pederson finally pulled the trigger on starting him over Carson Wentz. Sunday’s game was a reminder that there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what the future will hold for Hurts and the rest of the Eagles.

12 responses to “Jalen Hurts: Failure teaches you a lesson

  1. The fumbling is troublesome, but that o-line was hideous and the defense was simply non-existent. It’s probably unfair to ask a rookie in his 3rd game to overcome every single mistake this organization has made over the past 2 years.

  2. The Cowboys forced Hurts to pass. Unfortunately, he isn’t good at passing. I wonder how all those Hurts-drunk fans feel after having to see it first hand.

  3. It’s too early to say if hurts has what it takes to be an NFL QB. Perhaps we’ll see if he has the mettle, and can rally the team to a win in their final game, even knowing they still won’t make the playoffs. It takes leadership on his part to accomplish this feat.

  4. The game proves that even though Wentz and the offense were terrible the issues for this lost season are more then that . The defense has been equally ineffective , the coaching staff has made poor decisions from play calling to player rotation along with poor in game decision making. Thinking Hurts is the answer is fools gold , the Eagles are in need of a serious overhaul from top to bottom .

  5. The game is 30-17…Philly is in FG range with plenty of time on the clock…Insteada kicking a FG…Peterson decides to go for it on 4th and 15…that woulda made the score 30-20…next Philly position, they’re in FG range again…unfortunately Hurts fumbled…but I imagine the playcalling is a little different knowing they coulda gotten to within 1 score of Dallas…

    Did Philly not bring a FG kicker with them to Dallas…does Dougie think this is Madden…and just go for it on 4th no matter what…? 4th and 15 within FG range and plenty of clock left…? I hope Philly makes the same mistake they made with Wentz…and they keep Peterson too…!!! #lol

  6. I’m confused. After the win vs the Brees-less Saints, Jalen Hurts was anointed as the next coming of Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Now, we’re allowing him to use the excuses(below average o-line, WR, defense) that Carson Wentz never was allowed to use?

  7. Did Philly not bring a FG kicker with them to Dallas

    You clearly have not seen how awful the Eagles kicker has been this year.

  8. I’m confused. After the win vs the Brees-less Saints, Jalen Hurts was anointed as the next coming of Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Now, we’re allowing him to use the excuses(below average o-line, WR, defense) that Carson Wentz never was allowed to use?

    Please. No one said he was the best QB in the league. He played better than Wentz, and I doubt anyone would disagree with that. That’s pretty much the extent of his praise, that he played better and the team responded with him at the QB. He may not be the QB next year. Wentz may get the job back. For whoever is QB next year, they need to get a legitimate weapon at WR and completely retool the offensive line. Those two issues affected both QBs. And Wentz was benched because he couldn’t stop turning the ball over and he was rated as THE WORST QB IN THE LEAGUE, so please, stop defending him. He earned his benching.

  9. After the second fumble and the 10th time he got crushed after tucking and running when his first read wasn’t open, I hope he learned that he isn’t all that fast for the NFL. He may end up being solid, but he doesn’t look like the second coming of Russell Wilson.

  10. sorry polk all I heard was he might be the next Lamar Jackson, which isn’t fair to label him a guy that hasn’t won anything yet. Then again maybe that was what they meant.

  11. Hurts has done next to nothing (2 tds combined) in the second half of all his games. Strongly suggests teams are able to make adjustments for which he has no answer. If teams can make halftime adjustments, what will happen when they have time to gameplan for him. Right now he looks like a short term gadget rather than a long term answer.

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