Jalen Hurts: “I was the issue in this game”

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The Philadelphia Eagles weren’t competitive in Monday night’s 41-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys for many reasons.

But as far as quarterback Jalen Hurts is concerned, the loss is on him.

“I didn’t do a good enough job of leading. I didn’t do a good enough job of running our offense, of doing the things that I need to do. So it’s on me. This one’s on me,” Hurts told reporters after the game.

Hurts wasn’t great against the Cowboys. He completed 25 of 39 passes for 326 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. However, the two interceptions — including a pick-six from Trevon Diggs — were extremely costly. The offense also managed just 121 yards of offense in the first half when the game was still in the balance.

“I didn’t do my job. I didn’t do my job and we didn’t win the game. When I do my job, we win the game. I didn’t do my job,” Hurts said.

Hurts wasn’t the only one not to have done their job. The Eagles had 13 penalties assessed against them on Monday night for a total of 86 yards. They managed just 12 first downs in total. Dak Prescott threw just five incompletions on the way to three touchdowns passes on the night for the Cowboys.

But Hurts didn’t get much help from his head coach either. Running backs got just three carries the entire night. The entire game plan fell on Hurts’ shoulders and the Eagles weren’t able to succeed given those circumstances.

Hurts again pointed the finger of blame at himself.

“Play-calling was not an issue in this game. I was the issue in this game,” Hurts said. “I take it and I learn from it and I’ll be better from it, we’ll be a better team from it.”

8 responses to “Jalen Hurts: “I was the issue in this game”

  1. “Play-calling was not an issue in this game. I was the issue in this game,” Hurts said. “I take it and I learn from it and I’ll be better from it, we’ll be a better team from it.”

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    You were absolutely one of the issues in this game but it wasn’t just you. Playcalling, the oline, the WRs, the TEs. About the only people who weren’t to blame were the under utilized RBs.

    Underthrowing to receivers was a problem all night. Not looking off dbacks was a problem all night. Lack of quick decision making was a problem all night. I’m not sure how many of those are fixable but i hope they all are.

    Tip to the coach. When you haven’t completed a deep ball all night and call almost exclusively short passes, the screen game .. will .. not .. work. Everyone is running down hill, no one is worried about WRs going deep.

    I think at halftime the Cowboys had more first downs than the Eagles offense had plays. The team looked unprepared. The first half looked almost as bad as the Bears offense with Fields on Sunday and people are calling for Nagy’s head over it.

  2. People think the Eagles have NFL caliber WR’s and RB’s, they don’t. Their O-Line & TE’s are sustainable for the future, but they need some more dogs at the first two positions I mentioned. Dallas has two #1 RB’s now with the emerge of Pollard, and three #1 WR’s when Gallup returns from injury, their TE’s are up and coming & obviously their O-Line has been TOP 10 for a few years now.

  3. When you don’t have Q who can surgically pick pat an NFL defense, a pass-only game plan is a recipe for disaster.

    KNOW YOUR PLAYERS and game plan accordingly!

  4. Dak’s the best QB in the division by a mile, and that’s why Dallas should be the favorites to win the NFC East.

  5. Looked like I was watching an old Hal Mumme Air Raid team last night with their one-read quarterback.

  6. dlw492 says:
    September 28, 2021 at 7:26 am
    People think the Eagles have NFL caliber WR’s and RB’s, they don’t. Their O-Line & TE’s are sustainable for the future, but they need some more dogs at the first two positions I mentioned. Dallas has two #1 RB’s now with the emerge of Pollard, and three #1 WR’s when Gallup returns from injury, their TE’s are up and coming & obviously their O-Line has been TOP 10 for a few years now.
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    And how many Super Bowls have your boys won during this time?

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