The fact that Carson Wentz is out for the season sucks. It’s going to suck for a long time. But with time, the pain will lessen. That’s the hope, at least.
In any case, it’s time to move forward.
Doug Pederson transcript
“We said these last couple weeks that we wanted to take care of business ourselves, right? It’s in our hands. It’s in our hands. That’s a heavyweight fight right there, men.
Congratulations to all three phases. Offense making plays when we need it. Defense stepping up and making plays when they need it. Special teams. Hey, greatest team effort we’ve ever been a part of all season long. Now that we got this [NFC East championship] out of the way, right? This is out of the way. We’ve got three left. We’re playing for something bigger now, boys. Something bigger. It’s going to take every-freaking-body in the room. Everybody in the room to dig in, dig in, dig in for these next few weeks.
I’m so proud of you guys, be complimentary to that football team. Chance you seem them again down the road, right? Be very complimentary. I’m so proud of you guys, man. NFC East champs. I love it. I love it. I love it.”
Malcolm Jenkins transcript
“Let’s get that s*** out of the way man. With Carson being out of this [s***], bruh, that s*** sucks. But dig this: we f***ing set this up for whoever the f*** is in this room, this is who we riding with man. We said it: ‘We all we got, we all we need.’ Believe that [...] feels great man. Celebrate that s***. Know where we at. But at the end of the day, man, we got bigger goals. So when we get back to work, man, you know what’s in our minds, bruh. Championships and that’s it! Nothing short of that! No excuses, don’t f***ing blink! This s*** right here, this kind of win on the road? That’s BIG. This s*** not going your way the whole time and it don’t matter. It don’t gotta be pretty we just need the W. That’s the mentality from here on out, man. Let’s go. Proud of y’all boys. Family on three, 1-2-3!”
It’s been hard not to feel bummed about the Birds. But these speeches ... they have to make you feel at least a little better.
Gotta love the attitude on this team.