Oh, that’s right. The Philadelphia Eagles typically put out postgame locker room victory speeches after their wins. Kind of forgot because it feels like it’s been forever since they’ve won a game following those two bad losses.
The Eagles’ latest video kicks off with an impassioned speech from Doug Pederson.
DOUG PEDERSON: “Great job all around! Proud of you guys. Proud of the way you kind of handle your business. This is a great team win. What’d we say during the week? You go earn it, right? You earned this win, baby! You earned it! Talked about individuals. Individuals play but teams, men, teams win. Teams win. Offense, that’s the way to finish the game out strong. Defense, hey, you did your job men you finished this thing off too, created turnovers. Special teams, the whole thing. That’s what I’m talking about. Great job. Great job, coaches, all around, everybody. Hey, 1-0 this week. 1-0 this week. Proud of you guys. […] We’ve got another great opportunity, right? Got an opportunity against a great football team at home. We’re back home now for a while. We are back home now for a while. We’ve got to take care of our house, take care of our house. Everything you’ve got now for the next seven days. Everything you’ve got. We’ve got a break after that. But give me everything you’ve got for seven days. Live in the training room, get healthy, get on the field, let’s come to work Tuesday ready to roll. Roll up our sleeves, let’s get this thing done. Great work today, men, we’re back on track! That’s what I’m talking about!
Doug sure was fired up for this one. Good to see.
It’s also interesting to see that it was Carson Wentz breaking down the huddle at the end. Usually it’s Malcolm Jenkins in that spot. Nice to see this display of leadership from the team’s franchise quarterback.
CARSON WENTZ: There ain’t a lot that needs to be said but this feels good. That’s the way to go to work, disregard everything everyone wanted to say, all the negativity everyone wanted to feel, we put that behind us. And now we’re just rolling. Remember how this feels and let’s go back to work and go do it at home next week. Family on three.
Heading into the Bills game, Pederson said his players were “mad” and “upset” about the two losses combined with accompanying off-field drama. The Eagles certainly played with something to prove against the Bills. Now they’ll need to keep that energy up against the Chicago Bears prior to their Week 10 bye.