Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni stayed together despite adversity


PHILADELPHIA – Just hours after Rodney McLeod said the Eagles were running out of time to resume their season, he and his teammates were within 36,000 feet of flight to return to Philadelphia and re-watch the ugly scene that had occurred earlier in the Allegiant stadium.

“We were able to watch the game together at that point and unfortunately we had four hours to do it and we tried to talk about some of the fixes that were needed, maybe things we need to improve, but just by being critics with ourselves at that time, ”the Eagles safety said Thursday.

“It wasn’t all balloon, of course, it’s just another time to bond and spend time and just say ‘how are we going to fix these issues and how do we get a win on Sunday? “”

After the Eagles lost 33-22 in a game that was not nearly as close to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, McLeod said, “Time is running out. Hurry up. We’re at a point in the season where we’re 2-5.

“Of course we didn’t want to be in that position, but obviously time is running out. We have to take a stand and we have to push.”

The push is set to begin Sunday (1 p.m. / FOX) against the winless Detroit Lions at Ford Field in the heart of Motor City.

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However, it’s times like flying home that illustrate how the Eagles are adhering to their head coach’s message.

Players had no issues with ick Sirianni using the flower image on strong root growth with watering and fertilizing a day earlier.

“He has meaningful ways of telling his stories,” said CB Avonte Maddox. “The way he tells them is like they are echoing longer. You still don’t want to listen to them and know football terms, but he will see it in a different way and you are like. ‘Oh, I’ve never looked at it that way’ so it’s good for us to hear it in a different way because it stays in your mind a little longer and after you think about it you you say ‘Huh, it does sort of make sense.

“He always has his way. The bottom line is that we’re still there, we’re still working together, we still trust them, they still trust us, and that’s the big picture there.

“Other than that, the way he tells his stories and different types of stories, I think they’re really meaningful in different ways other than football.”

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Added tight end Jack Stoll: “Regardless of what he’s talking about, he finds a way to get everyone moving. Everybody buy into all of these stories, no matter how they say it, he just has a way to get everybody along and everybody buy into it.

“I don’t have anything else to compare at this level, but he’s the kind of head coach I want, he’s someone who can rally the troops and really take us forward and guide everyone in the right direction. “

Yet leadership has to come from the locker room, especially when times are tough. And times are tough.

Specifically, leadership must come from veteran players.

“A lot of us had conversations about the flight but we showed up here (Wednesday) ready to work and you can see it from the walkthroughs (Thursday) and I know this will continue for to practice, so it’s just now that we have to go and I put it all on the line on Sunday knowing Detroit are a good team even though they haven’t won a game, “said McLeod.

“They face adversity too so they’re a good team and we’re going to have to fight to the end and we’re going to have to fight but I like the guys we have.”

McLeod is one of the leaders who need to keep things together, with other veterans such as Jason Kelce, Darius Slay and Fletcher Cox who have already shown disgust for defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon’s plan in the wake of the loss. Sunday.

Their involvement would certainly help a rookie head coach deal with severe adversity so early in their coaching career.

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Ed Kracz is’s Eagle Maven editor and co-host of the Eagles Unfiltered podcast. Check out the latest Eagles news on Where and follow him on Twitter: @kracze.

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