Jim Schwartz: We’ve got to have a no-hat rule this week

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Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was asked to sum up how the defense performed in 2020 at a Tuesday press conference, but said that he wouldn’t answer the question with a game left on the schedule.

While the Eagles are out of playoff contention, Schwartz said he felt there was “too much at stake” to start reviewing the season at this point. The biggest thing at stake is a chance to make sure Washington doesn’t get to celebrate an NFC East title at Lincoln Financial Field.

“It might not be at stake for us as a team with a playoff berth and things like that, but we’ve got a lot of individual things that players still can accomplish,” Schwartz said. “We’ve got guys that are trying to earn their way in the league, and like I said before, we have a division opponent that’s going to come and try to celebrate on our field. We’ve got to have a no-hat rule this week. We can’t let opponents put division win hats on at the Linc. There’s a lot of pride in that, and all our focus has to be to accomplishing that this week.”

The Eagles have given up 1,039 yards in back-to-back losses that snuffed out any playoff hope over the last two weeks, so there’s plenty of reason to try and keep the focus on what’s coming rather than what’s happened in Philly.

12 responses to “Jim Schwartz: We’ve got to have a no-hat rule this week

  1. How about putting throwing the kitchen sink at the D-Line and hope for the best?
    Oh wait, you did that already?

    OK, how about assigning a UDFA practice squad rookie in Press Man until he gives up a dozen receptions? Tried that too?

    Hmm, how about refusing to play Rookies because you presume they CAN’T do well? No, wait, you LOVE doing that.

    How about pretending Linebackers don’t matter? Whoops, beat me to that one too.

    IDK, I’m running out of bizarre ideas, Jim.

    We’ve got 99 problems in Philly and Schwartz is one of ’em.

    He’s been a lot better in prior seasons than a lot of fans and media outlets give him credit for, but that doesn’t mean anything this year and Jim knows it.

  2. I’m an Eagles fan but I hope Washington wins this weekend so the Eagles can get a better draft pick which Roseman will probably mess up any way.

  3. Why the hell would the Eagles even want to beat Washington? All that would do is wreck their draft position and likely hand the division to Dallas.

  4. donbat67 says:
    December 29, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    An I the only one who doesn’t know what a “no hat rule is ” ?
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    “We can’t let opponents put division win hats on at the Linc. There’s a lot of pride in that, and all our focus has to be to accomplishing that this week.”

    They are playing the current division leader this week, Schwartz wants to spoil Washington’s chance to win the division by beating them and not letting them put the division winner hats and t-shirts on in Washington’s stadium.

  5. As a Cowboys fan, I applaud his statement, but have to ask why would you want to help either the Giants or Dallas win. Both teams are a more hated rival than WFT?

  6. Another Cowboys fan here..I just as soon see WFT come in and leave with that hat, and be the one and done team come playoff time, we had a nice little run to end the year but who’s kidding who, we don’t deserve a playoff spot with transpired this season as a whole, I just want to watch the season come down to Buffalo/KC and Green Bay/NO to set up a nice Title game, then push the reset button and wait for it to start all over again

  7. I like my Eagles but I need them to lose. Much better to have Alex Smith in the playoffs rather than the team in Dallas that literally should be in the NFC/AFC South. The so called “rivalry” reasons are stupid. Realign the division to make sense already.

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