Giants coach Joe Choose urged the Eagles didn’t put forth full effort of their 20-14 loss to the Washington Soccer Staff on Sunday evening. The consequence stored New York out of the NFL playoffs.
The Eagles pulled beginning quarterback Jalen Hurts after three quarters in favor of Nate Sudfeld, a 2016 sixth-round draft decide who hadn’t appeared in an NFL sport since 2018. Their late-game play-calling was additionally seen by many individuals as a tanking ploy to safe the next draft decide.
Choose, talking at a Monday information convention, stated his group would by no means strategy a contest like Philadelphia did.
“To disrespect the sport by going on the market and never competing for 60 minutes and doing all the pieces you may to assist these gamers win, we are going to by no means try this so long as I’m the top coach of the Giants,” Choose stated.
Joe Choose drops the hammer on Doug Pederson and the Eagles for his or her effort Sunday evening, with out ever mentioning their names …
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The Giants (6-10) wanted Washington (7-9) to lose as a way to declare the NFC East, which this yr has been thought-about one of many worst divisions in soccer historical past. They beat the Cowboys earlier Sunday to present themselves an opportunity to get into the postseason.
Watching Sudfeld flounder, then, was irritating for the group. Sudfeld accomplished 5 of 12 passes for 32 yards and an interception. Whereas Hurts hadn’t carried out significantly effectively earlier than being pulled, most would agree he gave Philadelphia the higher likelihood to win.
Choose repeatedly talked about the sacrifices his personal gamers and employees had made, solely to see what he believed was a efficiency that broken the integrity of the sport.
“There’s a lot of sacrifices made by the coaches and gamers on this league,” Choose stated. “There’s a lot of sacrifices that come alongside as effectively with the members of the family and the folks linked with them.”