Eagles’ Miles Sanders: Nobody liked the decision to bench Jalen Hurts

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Eagles running back Miles Sanders says he and his teammates were not on board with the decision to bench quarterback Jalen Hurts in favor of third-stringer Nate Sudfeld in Sunday night’s loss to Washington.

Sanders said today that he has talked to others on the team and it’s unanimous: Hurts should not have been pulled in the middle of a competitive game.

“If I’m being honest, nobody liked the decision, nobody,” Sanders said on 94 WIP. “That’s all I can say, really. I don’t know who was the main person behind that decision. All I know is that a lot of people on the team was confused.”

Sanders did not play in the game because of an injury, but he was attuned to the way his teammates felt about it, and they thought the decision was a bad one. That Sanders says he doesn’t know who was the main person behind the decision suggests that the team isn’t sure if head coach Doug Pederson was calling the shots or not, which is another reason to wonder whether things in Philadelphia are going off the rails.

125 responses to “Eagles’ Miles Sanders: Nobody liked the decision to bench Jalen Hurts

  1. You know things are going south when the biggest story in Philly right now is how you handled a backup-QB situation in a meaningless week 17 game of a losing season.

  2. Loss of picks, fines, and suspensions. Make an example of this organization for playing with the integrity of sports once and for all! Making millions and billions and can’t even reward the fans with good honest outcomes. Taking a page out of the political books.

  3. Pederson thankfully had the mental capacity to think big picture and help his team advance the draft board… on the other hand, we have grown Millennials Cry-Baby Coaches like Judge complaining about another HC’s decision – sitting at 6-10. What a JOKE.

  4. Non-story. Joe Judge can crap in his hat and realize if his team won more than 6 games he could win the division. Week 17 is notorious for sitting players, why all then fuss?

  5. My favorite thing is how everyone acts like the Eagles would’ve won with Hurts. He was 7/20 for 74 yards and rating of 25.4…he wasn’t exactly lighting it up. I mean, I guess they could’ve put Wentz so he could take sole possession of the league lead in interceptions.

  6. also shows how team feels about wentz. nobody had anything to say when he was benched. just another reason to move on from him.

  7. Typical spoiled players nowadays. A head coach’s job isnt a democracy. He coaches the team, you try to gain 1.4 yards per carry. STHU already, who cares about your opinion.

  8. It’s crazy that a team with four wins through 15 games needs to “tank”, especially when the team they are playing is leading the division. I hope the 3 spots they saved in the draft order make up for losing the locker room. Somehow, I don’t think it will.

  9. Perhaps the decision to pull Hurts was impacted by the Draft. There is a value between picking 6th vs 9th.

  10. I don’t get it. It’s not like Hurts was having a great game and they pulled him. He was having an off night \

  11. Carson Wentz is the winner in this because it’s obvious the current regime has given up on the rookie Hurts..

  12. this is a big problem. the optics are horrible. if the decision came from up top to preserve their draft spot – they’ve put pedersen in a horrible spot. there’s no good solution here. you’ve lost the players.

  13. No, Sanders didn’t play because the coach sat him. He was healthy enough to play, and would have played if the game was meaningful to the Eagles. Same with Goedert, Jeffrey, and Cox.

    Pederson sat his starters to avoid injury and to give the back ups a chance to prove themselves. With Wentz likely being gone, Doug wanted to see if Sudfeld is a viable back up. Well, now he knows he isn’t.

  14. Might be time to let Pederson go. Yes he won y’all a super bowl, but he’s lost that locker room. Time to move on.

  15. This article is about Eagles; Miles Sanders specifically. Keep the Giants out of it. Pederson’s character has nothing to do with the Giants, and the Giants coach never said a word about the Eagles.

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    Pederson thankfully had the mental capacity to think big picture and help his team advance the draft board… on the other hand, we have grown Millennials Cry-Baby Coaches like Judge complaining about another HC’s decision – sitting at 6-10. What a JOKE.


  16. cutch says:
    January 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    My favorite thing is how everyone acts like the Eagles would’ve won with Hurts. He was 7/20 for 74 yards and rating of 25.4…he wasn’t exactly lighting it up. I mean, I guess they could’ve put Wentz so he could take sole possession of the league lead in interceptions.”

    And with all of that, the Eagles were down 17-14 at the time of his benching. He scored both of the Eagles touchdowns and had driven to a position to tie the game at 17 only to have his coach call for a foolhardy 4th and goal try for a td when a fg would have been better served. So yeah, he might have won even with those miserable stats you’ve brought to the forefront.

  17. Funny how the apologists are excusing it when the players themselves are upset. It’s one thing to sit guys and treat it like a pre-season game. But once the game starts, to quote Herm Edwards, “You PLAY to WIN the GAME. Hello?! You play to win the game! You don’t play to just play it!”

  18. How can the Philly players be upset? Why not have a better record then 4-11-1, did they pull Joe Montana? Look at the way he was playing he was 7-20 for 72 yards time to move on!!

  19. Benched for a player who hadn’t taken a snap in 2 years was supposed to give the team a spark in the middle of a close game? It’s a ridiculous notion. Players have a right to be upset. This will cost the coach his job.

  20. Sanders has nothing to say about the Eagles double digit loss season before their final game was even played.

  21. Sounds like Miles Sanders may have played his last game with the Eagles. You simply DO not question your coaches decisions on public airwaves.

  22. They should be docked their entire draft. Ping pong ball lottery to determine which teams get each pick plus any team not winning a pick gets 1 extra one at end of fraft.

  23. Reading is a skill it seems. Judge took ownership of his record(ie they did not get it done) yet said he would not do what the eagles did. Both of those things can be true. It’s pretty Peterson damaged his team culture in a big way with the decision.

  24. Eagles players are saying all the things about Jalen that they weren’t saying about Wentz and that says everything about who the team follows.

  25. He must have not watched the interview before the game when Doug said that Nate was going to play. Even Hurts knew he wasn’t going to play the whole game because he mentioned Doug’s plan to put Nate in. I was actually surprised to see Hurts playing in the 3rd quarter.

  26. I just know if the Eagles needed the Giants to win. Eagle fans would be singing a different tune

  27. It’s funny that there was no National outrage or talk about integrity of the game when Jadeveon Clowney cheap-shotted Wentz in the playoffs last year, ruining the Eagles playoff chances and possibly inflicting permanent brain damage on Wentz and ruining his career.

    But let’s get all worked up when the Eagles give some reps to a backup QB and prevent a terrible 6-10 team from making the playoffs.

    Seems like it’s not really an anti-integrity thing, but an anti-Eagles thing.

  28. OK your the head coach. You have a plan to rotate your QB’s. One who never gets to play in a game that means nothing. Wouldnt you tell your players before the game while in sessions, hey I’m going to do this at some point in the game to give the kid a chance to show his stuff. We got nothing to lose so dont be shocked.
    This coach said nothing as in Im the coach and I dont have to tell my players anything, they work for me. Bad idea.

  29. Well, they can fire Doug, start Hurts and go all in for a solid .500 record for the next three years. Sounds like fun.

  30. Hard to feel bad for a team that misses the playoffs with a 6-10 record.

    As a punishment, though, the league should make the Eagles pick at 9 instead of 6 as that’s seemingly what they were tanking the game for.

  31. I wonder who – if anyone – in the Eagles org placed big bets on the WFT? It’s like telling a fighter to take a dive in the 6th. Someone somewhere made money.

  32. There is a saying among NFL coaches ‘Listen to the fans and you’ll soon be sitting among them.’

    Same thing with listening to the loudmouths on your team.

    The Eagles a bad year for a number of reason, Wentz being one of them. But, as was said on MNF decades ago, “No QB in this league can pass form the seat of his pants.”

    The only thing making Hurts look good right now is he is young, fast and not beat up. A couple of seasons running for his life behind that kind of blocking and he’ll be more RGIII than the second coming at QB.

    It was still close but the Eagles O was not performing, it needed a spark and Hurts had failed to provide that for 3/4s, time to do something.

    It was a meaningless game for the Eagles. They had nothing to play for and had to be worried that players who are part of the long term plan might get hurt.

    And before we make a big deal out moving from 9th to 6th in draft order how much of a difference do you REALLY think that makes? How many articles have we been bombarded with in the last month how draft picks don’t always work out? Heck Washington let the #13 pick from 2 years ago go a week ago and NOBODY was hot to jump on him.

    Pederson tried something and it didn’t work. Why he tried it is between him and his boss. Nobody else’s opinion matters

  33. Listen to the entire interview Joe Judge says they didn’t play well enough and had their opportunities.

    As a Giants fan I have to say, there’s no way to police and discipline rules for tanking so fans should stop crying for it. It’s too grey and in reality no way to prove a team is doing it with concrete evidence, just common sense. Eagles don’t owe it to anyone to play who they want to play.

    That said, I love that Judge ripped him and his players really appreciate it while the eagles players clearly don’t appreciate their clown of a coach.

  34. Imagine the feeling of being Nate Sudfeld this morning? Just knowing your fans, the media and all your coworkers think you suck so badly that just the idea of playing you means you’re tanking? Ouch, poor guy.

  35. ” a lot of people on the team was confused.”

    This is what a college education gets you, these days.

  36. Any other team besides a NY or LA one missing the playoffs and you wouldn’t have heard a peep.

  37. The reality is that Doug Pederson viewed this as similar to a preseason game, a chance to take a look at some of the younger players and give guys who hadn’t had playing time a chance to perform. He was up front about that from the beginning. He told the NBC announcers that when they met with him pre-game and sat many of his starting players- almost all of whom were not really all that injured- in order to give the young guys a chance. Nate Sudfeld was one of those guys who he wanted to give some work and he was open about it beforehand. We can quibble about whether that should have been in the 4th quarter with the game on the line. It definitely would have been perceived better if he did it a different way. But the reality of NFL week 17 games for teams eliminated from the playoffs is that they are often played this way. The Steelers sat their starters for a meaningful game and gave the Browns an advantage. Happens every year, which is why you don’t want your playoff chances to come down to a team winning a meaningless game for them on Week 17.

  38. “All I know is that a lot of people on the team was confused.”

    All I know is that I’m confused by your inability to use the English language.

  39. If the Patriots did this, they would be hemmorrhaging money and/or draft picks as punishment.

  40. cutch says:
    January 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm
    My favorite thing is how everyone acts like the Eagles would’ve won with Hurts. He was 7/20 for 74 yards and rating of 25.4…he wasn’t exactly lighting it up. I mean, I guess they could’ve put Wentz so he could take sole possession of the league lead in interceptions.

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    Hurts literally scored 2 touchdiwns and drove them downfield in 3rd quarter and put them in position to kick game tying field goal

  41. Lots of upset Giant fans chiming in! Your team was a good team and did not deserve to be in the playoffs!
    Turn the page!

  42. So, Pederson has lost his four win team. Maybe time to go out and replace them with players who can win at least 8 games. What the heck, maybe even try to build an 11 or 12 win team while you are at it.

  43. cutch says:

    January 5, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    My favorite thing is how everyone acts like the Eagles would’ve won with Hurts. He was 7/20 for 74 yards and rating of 25.4…he wasn’t exactly lighting it up. I mean, I guess they could’ve put Wentz so he could take sole possession of the league lead in interceptions
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    You fail to mention Hurts had 2 rushing scores and would had tied the game 17-17 if Pederson didnt make a dumb move and went for it on 4th and 7. He threw this game away

  44. I don’t see how they can bring Pederson back next year after his Sunday Night stunt probably cost him that locker room and any respect he had.

  45. Hurts would have won game look how he drove them downfield 5 times Washington didn’t score a single point the second half until the sudfeld fumble terrible decision by eagles creating a losing culture

  46. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    January 5, 2021 at 1:27 pm
    Imagine the feeling of being Nate Sudfeld this morning? Just knowing your fans, the media and all your coworkers think you suck so badly that just the idea of playing you means you’re tanking? Ouch, poor guy.

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    Comment of the day. It’s as if Pederson put in some fan who won a contest to be an Eagle for a day. The 49ers beat the Cardinals using a 3rd string quarterback, but hey, the Niners still have some good players so I understand it’s a different situation.
    Also, I don’t think the 49ers, even if they only won 4 games, would mutiny like this if Shanahan had put in Josh Johnson in the 4th quarter of their meaningless game with the Seahawks.

  47. If there’s one thing I think of when it comes to Philly it’s losing on purpose, not even competing.

    That and spray cheese.

  48. RussianBreadMaker says:
    January 5, 2021 at 12:51 pm
    Pederson thankfully had the mental capacity to think big picture and help his team advance the draft board… on the other hand, we have grown Millennials Cry-Baby Coaches like Judge complaining about another HC’s decision – sitting at 6-10. What a JOKE.

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    Too bad the Eagles didn’t have the mental capacity to draft DK Metcalf or Justin Jerfferson…instead ending up with that stiff Arcega-Whiteside and Jalen Reagor…They embarrassed themselves for three spots in the draft that they will use to take the next Marcus Smith or Nelson Agholor…Looks like Reich was the driving force behind the Eagles success…From SB to dumpster fire in three years…thats’s pretty impressive…

  49. The entire franchise has come off the rails. They won a super bowl a few years ago, and they did it with two QB’s. Now, just a couple years later, one of those QB’s is gone and the other looks like he’s on his way to the door. Carson Wentz was a legit MVP candidate just a couple seasons ago. A good young QB generally gets better with more experience, not worse. The coach (Frank Reich) that was calling the plays in that super bowl is gone, and is now leading a different team to the playoffs. When a good young QB goes south, that’s usually a sign of bad coaching. Now it looks like they’re getting orders from the owner to try to lose a game to secure a higher draft pick. Just a complete and total train wreck.

  50. Weird. People keep commenting about Judge and the Giants even though there is literally nothing in this article that mentions them once. I’m a Giants fan, I don’t blame the Eagles for losing. They are a crap team, and have always been utterly useless, to rely on them for anything is folly. I knew that before the game.

    If a coach wants to intentionally sabotage any chance of winning in a close game, ruining his rep and relationship with his players, hey, go ahead, not my problem. If I was a free agent, “team that intentionally tries to lose” would be at the very bottom of my destination list. But then, when your team has no cap space anyway, I guess that’s not a real concern.

    As for the Steelers resting starters and how that is different, you know they still tried to win, right? That game came down to the end and was a 2 point margin of victory.

  51. Players should play and leave the real decisions to the guys who own the business or who craft the strategic direction of the team.

  52. Try winning more games, and stop crying about a guy who threw for 70 yards after 3 quarters of play

  53. justin7556 says:
    January 5, 2021 at 1:46 pm
    Hurts would have won game look how he drove them downfield 5 times Washington didn’t score a single point the second half until the sudfeld fumble terrible decision by eagles creating a losing culture

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    Eagles last 5 drives with Jalen Hurts
    1. 3 plays, 0 yards – punt
    2. 2 plays, 7 yards – end of half
    3. 3 plays, 7 yards – punt
    4. 8 plays, 30 yards – punt
    5. 7 plays, 11 yards – turnover on downs
    That’s 23 plays for 55 yards with 3 punts and a turnover on downs.

  54. The redksins scored zero points in all their drives the secind half until sudfeld fumble hurts would have won game

  55. For all the people trying to justify tanking. Remember three spots is no big deal. A draft pick can be great a bust or injured but your integrity is what makes you who you are. Lose that and you are moral less. Seems like that’s a big think in this country now.

  56. So tired of this boring overblown vontroversy”. You would think that the Eagles benched Joe Montana. Hey Giants… Win games!

  57. Pederson should go in and negotiate most of his salary left on his contract and resign now for taking one for the organization because he’ll just be delaying the inevitable. The team is already a mess with the QB situation, and now this clearly didn’t sit well with the locker room. He’s going to get fired sometime next season, so he might as well get out now.

  58. scottohh says:
    January 5, 2021 at 1:10 pm
    This article is about Eagles; Miles Sanders specifically. Keep the Giants out of it. Pederson’s character has nothing to do with the Giants, and the Giants coach never said a word about the Eagles.

    Joe Judge didn’t say the word eagles. only a fool or a lying lawyer would claim that his rant wasn’t directed toward doug pederson. his team began to look better as the year went on, but a 6 win team doesn’t warrant the righteous outrage this clown portrayed. and to sanders’ point, the decision to tank wasn’t dougies.

  59. The Eagles are a Quarterback factory. They’ll use their top 6 pick on a QB. Book it. 📚

  60. I’m ok with hurts getting benched. Pederson even said this is what he was going to do, so why all the complaining? Hurts is a rookie who came in during a season that had no preseason. He played 4 games this year. Thats the amount of a preseason. If hurts would have torn his acl in that 4th qtr, these same people would be criticizing pederson for having him in there in a meaningless game. And to the people saying they should lose draft picks? Where do we draw the line for benching players? Whats your format? Plenty of teams have benched their starters in season finales when they don’t have any playoff implications. Whether they’re making the playoffs or not.

  61. justin7556 says:
    January 5, 2021 at 2:08 pm
    Hurts would have played well in 4th quarter

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    Based on what? He regressed in all 3 games. If you projected his stats over a whole season he’d be one of the worst QBs in the league.

  62. The cultural fallout to the organization will have more of an impact than their draft position. It was a bad decision and it probably came from the owner. What a fall from grace….

  63. Shannon Sharpe said yesterday on his show there is no way the Eagles can bring Pederson back next year after what he did. He said the locker room won’t allow it. All you have to do is look at the remarks of the players to know he’s done. He also said he has text some of the players and they don’t want him back

  64. If they had let him play the entire game he would have at least passed for 100 yards i believe.

  65. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh rested their starters against Cleveland, yet you don’t hear Miami complaining about it. The fact New York is whining about it is no surprise. The entitlement of a six win team.

  66. If this happened in a game between, let’s say, Cincy and Cleveland last year, do you honestly think anybody would even care?

  67. Next year, from game one, all of the bottom feeders should just sit their best players, and wait until the following year. No need to risk a devastating injury. They aren’t going anywhere anyhow…lol.

    That said, the Giants should have won more games, and it would not have mattered.

  68. All this “lost the locker room” junk is hilarious.

    Guess what, your team missed the playoffs. EVERY single player is under evaluation now by management and coaching staff. Stop thinking you’re entitled to even be in the locker room next year.

  69. Frank Reich was the brain behind the Eagles Super Bowl run. The Cikings got it wrong thinking it was John DeFillippo. The Eagles continue to get it wrong thinking it was Doug Pederson.

  70. As punishment, the Eagles should have to exchange their 6th round pick in the draft for Dwayne Haskins. That would send a message.

  71. So, if Sudfeld came in and did well and won – would it still have been a poor decision? What if Hurts got injured in a meaningless game? Hindsight is 20/20 and foresight is blind.

  72. If their plan was to play Sudfeld no matter what, why not just start him? How it played out makes it appear as if the Eagles brass didn’t anticipate that they would even be competitive in the game, but had to adjust and put Sudfeld in to ensure the loss.

  73. pmlang says:
    January 5, 2021 at 2:29 pm
    justin7556 says:
    January 5, 2021 at 2:08 pm
    Hurts would have played well in 4th quarter

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    Based on what? He regressed in all 3 games. If you projected his stats over a whole season he’d be one of the worst QBs in the league

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    Based on the fact that he drove them downfield in the 3rd quarter before he was taken out and based on the fact that he beat the saints

  74. Bottom line this ruined their culture and Puts a target on their back losing on purpose created a very bad aura and culture that will do more harm than good

  75. This is so ridiculous. Players play – front office makes these decisions. Were Steelers players upset that Ben and others sat on Sunday? No – because they were in the playoffs. Eagles weren’t – so they could do whatever they felt was best to get back into the playoff next season. And if that was benching Hurts after 3 quarters, so be it. In general, players aren’t the smartest group — most of them don’t even know all the rules. To expect them to understand this move, apparently, is too much to ask.

  76. I think everyone may be missing the real story here. I think it likely that pulling Hurts and inserting Sudfeld had everything to do with the Eagles maintaining trade value for Carson Wentz this off-season, and little else. Here is what i think happened:

    (1) The Eagles announced that they were making Carson Wentz inactive for this game so that Nate Sudfeld could be active. They couldn’t make both of them active for the game and picked Sudfeld, ostensibly so that they could give Sudfeld some playing time, as they told Al & Chris. Their stated reasons were that Sudfeld has been a good soldier for four years despite barely playing, he is about to become a free agent and they wanted to give him a chance to show what he could do and help them decide whether they should re-sign him for next year.

    (2) They Eagles could not expressly state the real reason for making Wentz inactive in favor of Sudfeld: If Hurts got injured and Wentz had to play, they were risking Wentz getting injured. If Wentz tears an Achilles or an ACL, or he gets another severe back injury, the Eagles obviously would not be able to trade him, and the Eagles would then be on the hook for his $34.6M in compensation next year, because NFL contracts are guaranteed for injury, not performance. By making him inactive, the Eagles eliminated the possibility of that happening against a team with a very good pass rush going up against 3rd- and 4th-string OTs.

    (3) If the Eagles came right out and said that was the reason they made Wentz inactive, his trade value immediately diminishes. In order to maintain the fiction that they want him back as their starter next year (he is not going to be there as a backup) and maintain his trade value, they had to sell the “we made Sudfeld active because we want to get Sudfeld some game action” story. If they play Hurts the whole game, that story is exposed as a lie and people maybe start asking questions about why Wentz was made inactive in the first place.

    Eagles fans (and potential trade partners) should be asking those questions anyway, as I think deactivating Wentz was a sure sign that they did not want to risk him getting injured and destroying his trade value while eating up a huge portion of the Eagles’ 2021 salary cap.

    Just my $0.02.

  77. Look let’s be honest here. Nobody from the nfc east was going to do anything in the playoffs anyway. As a Cowboys fan I’m glad they didn’t make it because I don’t want to see them get embarrassed by Tom Brady and Tampa’s defense. Giant fans should be grateful the Eagles did what they did . Saved them from getting destroyed in the first round. At least washington has a defense with chase young that may be able to get pressure on Brady. Either way they aren’t going past the first round and neither would of the giants or any team from the east

  78. justin7556 says:

    Based on the fact that he drove them downfield in the 3rd quarter before he was taken out and based on the fact that he beat the saints

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    Against the Saints he was 17/30 for 167 and a lost fumble. Miles Sanders won that game with 115 yards rushing and 2 TDs with an 8.2 YPC average. All Hurts can do is run the ball.

  79. You guys are ridiculous. Who plays to lose? If I’m on a team and we suddenly take out the better player and put in a scrub and then we lose, I’m pissed!!

  80. nygnjd says:
    January 5, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    As for the Steelers resting starters and how that is different, you know they still tried to win, right? That game came down to the end and was a 2 point margin of victory.
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    The Eagles also tried to win, but being a four win team in the worst division in the history of the NFL means that tryin to win still usually results in a loss. The fact is that Washington had mostly figured out Hurts. After his second TD, he had only one drive of note that ended when Hurts bounced the ball to a wide open receiver on fourth down. Maybe Peterson wanted to evaluate Sedfeld in a game situation. Maybe he wanted to see how Sudfeld would respond when thrown in a late game situation where the game hung in the balance. And maybe, he just wanted roll the dice and see if shaking things up at the quarterback could get the Eagles going. Whichever it was, there is no evidence that he was trying to lose the game because Hurts had a really bad game up to that point and his performance more than justified getting the hook.

  81. If Doug Pederson was really trying to win that game, then he should be fired for the worst coaching performance in the history of sports.

  82. The best thing for Philly to do was to lose. They did what was best for them. How is that any difference than Pittsburgh resting players and letting the Browns in the playoffs. Or for that fact KC letting LA win by resting their players. Anyone that paid for advertising during that game got ripped off since less people will watch it.
    So anyone complaining about Philly and not the others. It’s all the same.

  83. nite2al says: “You guys are ridiculous. Who plays to lose? If I’m on a team and we suddenly take out the better player and put in a scrub and then we lose, I’m pissed!!”
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    No, you should be upset that your poor play in the previous 15 games put you in a position to miss the playoffs. This game meant NOTHING. Period.

    What you’re upset about is that you’re worried the team will use the higher draft pick to replace you with someone that can actually help the team WIN.

  84. Players are acting like the game meant something to Philly. Maybe win more games so that youi’re not playing in meaninglees games at seasons end. It’s the NFL, it’s what teams do in that situation.

  85. steelpalace5000 says:
    January 5, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Shannon Sharpe said yesterday on his show there is no way the Eagles can bring Pederson back next year after what he did. He said the locker room won’t allow it. All you have to do is look at the remarks of the players to know he’s done. He also said he has text some of the players and they don’t want him back
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    Oh, ok…. Shannon Sharpe… whatever…

    The locker room won’t ALLOW him to come back??? Wow, who knew!? Bet they will when they want a pretty nice paycheck.

  86. Eagles fans really hate the Cowboys and Giants, but Washington, we don’t really care about. So since we were out of the playoffs anyway, why not screw over the Giants. It was quite enjoyable.

  87. Well first off the NFL isn’t a democracy so the players have absolutely no say in the matter and it isn’t up for a vote, it’s the HC’s choice PERIOD!

    Secondly after the 2nd Hurts TD he was 2 for 11 for 7yds, 3 carries for 7yds and had a turnover on downs because he couldn’t convert a 4th and goal, now who in their right mind thought he could have won that game playing that bad, The Football Team obviously figured him out and shut him down after his 2nd TD, he had absolutely zero chance of winning that game!

    Third if the players voice their opinions loud enough and long enough I’m sure Pederson can make sure they’ll play elsewhere next season if they play at all!

    It’s like Larry McReynolds used to say, “you don’t have to work with me but don’t ever work against me or you’ll find yourself not working here”!

  88. Florio brings up the fact that the Jets gave up multiple picks in order to move up three spots in the 2018 draft, but the irony is that if they would have stayed put, they could have drafted Josh Allen at 6. Also, the Bills only traded two second-round picks to move from 12 to 7 in the same 2018 draft to choose Allen. So, it doesn’t take nearly as much to move from 9 to 6 as it does from 6 to top 3 in an NFL draft. The Chiefs were able to move from 27 to 10 to draft Mahomes and the Texans moved from 25 to 12 to draft Watson. While the Bears picked second and drafted Trubisky. Having the higher pick doesn’t mean you’ll end up with the better player. Josh Allen is clearly better than Mayfield and Darnold. Justin Herbert is better than Tua and he was picked one spot after Tua. What good did it do the Bucs or Colts to tank for their QB’s? The Packers would have never drafted Rodgers if they were not picking at 24 in that draft. My Niners picked first and unfortunately, they drafted Smith over Rodgers. I would have LOVED to have picked 24th instead of 1st in that draft if it meant Rodgers over Smith! Tanking is a loser mindset that doesn’t pay off in the long run. I’m very confident this will fail miserably for Philly and the GM and coach will be fired in the next couple of seasons.

  89. Steve Cunningham says:
    January 5, 2021 at 6:13 pm
    Well first off the NFL isn’t a democracy so the players have absolutely no say in the matter and it isn’t up for a vote, it’s the HC’s choice PERIOD

    *******

    Many qb have had bad stretches in a game and then turned it on in the 4th hurts would have won game

  90. justin7556 says:
    January 5, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Based on the fact that he drove them downfield in the 3rd quarter before he was taken out and based on the fact that he beat the saints
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    “Drove the Eagles down the field in the 3rd qurater?”

    ARE YOU SERIOUS? That drive started on the Football Teams 15yd line on an INT thrown by Smith so NO Hurts didn’t drive the Eagles down the field, a Smith INT got them there. Then the Eagles ran the ball 4 times(Scott 3 carries 10yds and Clement 1 carry for 1yd) to get to Washington’s 4yd line and then Hurts followed that up by throwing 3 incompletions only to end up turning the ball over on downs!

    After Hurts 2nd TD he scored before the half until the time he was benched Hurts was 2 for 11 for 7yds(one 7yd pass and one for no gain) with 3 carries for 7yds and a turnover on downs on 4th and goal, Hurts wasn’t winning anything, he was stinking the place up!

  91. OH and I almost forgot Hurts Delay of Game penalty while on the Football Teams 36yd line to put them out of FG range and they had to punt from Washington’s 41yd line.

  92. Miles Sanders needs to keep his mouth shut, learn to run harder,stop dancing in the back field instead of hitting the hole and learn to hold onto the football.

  93. Steve Cunningham says:
    January 5, 2021 at 6:56 pm
    OH and I almost forgot Hurts Delay of Game penalty while on the Football Teams 36yd line to put them out of FG range and they had to punt from Washington’s 41yd line.

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    He gets worse as the games go on so I don’t understand the logic there.

    4th Qtr against NO: 3 possessions 1 TD, Fumble, Time ran out

    4th Qtr against Arizona: Punt, Turnover on downs, Time ran out

    4th Qtr against Dallas: Interception, fumble, interception

    He gets worse as the game goes on so assuming he would have done better makes no sense at all. Hurts just isn’t good.

    I’m with you man, I’m not sure what some people are looking at.

  94. mwvalues yes shannon sharpe the hall of famer who knows more about football than you ever will and has been in many nfl locker rooms. Have you ? Anyway I was stating as he said and it was clear your loser coach was trying to lose the game. Look at what the players are saying lol. Genius .

  95. I love how fans turn on a rookie QB so fast. This is what the nfl has become. If you are not mahones you suck lol The best part of my season was putting the eagles out as a Cowy fan and now watching the so called one win dynasty after 50 years implode. Your coach lost on purpose and the players are pissed. Lol can not wait to see what happens from here. Go back to the bottom where you belong . We gave you one in 50 yrs . Be grateful

  96. If Johnny Manziel were 7/20 with a 25 QBR, would you folks whining about Hurts being pulled do the same if Johnny were benched? Be honest.

  97. All these WHINERS won’t be crying if their #6 pick ends up being a stud, then who looks better?
    The Pats started Newton and won and as a Pats fan I wanted to see Stidham play an entire game, instead I had to endure four quarters of Newton again. Peterson made a choice and it was his to make as far as we know. If Joe Judge wanted to make the playoffs he should of done a better job of coaching. So the Eagles lost, big whoopee, just add them to 30 other losers who will be watching ONE team hoist the Lombardi.

  98. mrdry14 says:
    January 5, 2021 at 5:51 pm
    Eagles fans really hate the Cowboys and Giants, but Washington, we don’t really care about. So since we were out of the playoffs anyway, why not screw over the Giants. It was quite enjoyable.
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    The Eagles moved up 3 spots in the draft by losing. The Giants moved up 8 spots. We appreciate the hospitality!

  99. Let’s get this straight. Steelers bench their starters so Browns have opportunity to win, denying the Dolphins a chance at playoffs, but everyone is whining about the Eagles laying down to screw the Giants? Come on, give me a break. Penalize the Eagles, then you’d have to penalize the Steelers too.

  100. For those who keep bringing up hurts stats it has no bearing how he would play in the 4th the fact is the redksins scored zero points the second half all hurts had to do was score more than 3 points in the 4th and eagles win. Hurts scored 2 touchdowns in the second quarter so he showed he can do it he beat the saints and Threw for 360 yards vs cardinals

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