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This Nick Sirianni quote from early September looks awfully damning now

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Listening to Jeff McLane’s “unCovering the Birds” podcast about Nick Sirianni and his role in the Eagles’ collapse this past Friday, I was struck by a quote that was shared.

Sirianni said the following during a recorded phone call with McLane back on September 5, five days before the Eagles’ 2023 season opener:

“So, one thing we wanted to do with our team offensively, let’s say, is … try to really— it’s not always about coming up with new plays and new wrinkles and new things like that. Sometimes it’s just getting better, and a lot of times it’s just getting better at your base stuff. And how do you coach it better. And how do you do it better. And, off of that, what are some wrinkles off of that? Not necessarily new things. But things that are wrinkles. I guess I would say, where I’m going with that, is that’s the same way I thought about Year 3. I don’t think it’s anything new, it’s about how do we get better at what we’re already doing?”

Offensive innovation ... overrated!

Except I’m pretty sure Jeffrey Lurie doesn’t feel that way.

Especially after his team under-performed their offensive talent this season.

And produced just nine points while going 0/12 on third and fourth down combined in a wild card playoff loss to the Bucs.

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