One Philadelphia Eagles participant is $4,722 lighter within the pockets after the NFL reviewed a controversial hit from final week’s playoff loss. KeeSean Johnson was responsible of an pointless roughness penalty that went uncalled.
NFL Network’s Tom Peliserro was the primary to report the assessed tremendous. Johnson solely noticed 18 whole snaps (16 of them on particular groups) in opposition to Tampa Bay in his Eagles’ debut. The previous sixth-rounder drilled Jaelon Darden squarely within the head on a punt return and no flag was thrown. Darden’s knee was clearly down when the collision occurred because the Buccaneers receiver stumbled backward upon impression.
Johnson isn’t identified to be a unclean participant so adrenaline most likely obtained the perfect of him. He has appeared in 19 games since 2019 throughout stints in Arizona and Philadelphia. He has 36 profession receptions for 360 yards and a landing, plus one rush for 3 yards. He spent nearly all of the 2021 marketing campaign on the Eagles’ practice squad.
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Nick Sirianni Happy with WR Group
Nick Sirianni took the Eagles’ head-coaching gig with a status as a wide receivers guru. He had coached that place as an assistant with the Chargers and Chiefs, plus he performed extensive receiver himself in school. Sirianni’s experience in that space was a promoting level to his bosses contemplating some failed experiments in latest drafts. He coached the group up onerous at coaching camp, then watched sure guys take off. Not all of them.
“Jalen Reagor, we would like extra manufacturing from Jalen Reagor and he has all of the expertise to take action,” Sirianni stated. “So, I like him in that No. 3 spot proper now to have the ability to make performs as a result of he has talent, he has expertise. It’s our job as coaches to get that talent and that expertise out of him so it produces on the sector.”
Sirianni went out of his technique to reward J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s blocking expertise. And Greg Ward’s management. Total, he thought the Eagles’ receivers had been trending upward regardless of the statistics not essentially being there. Apart from DeVonta Smith (916 yards), the non-tight ends solely accrued 1,077 yards. Quez Watkins paced them with 647 receiving yards.
“I do know that this can be a good group,” Sirianni stated. “Are we all the time going to look so as to add expertise to the group and play-makers to the group? After all. However I like the place we sit proper now because the extensive receiver group, and I believe we are able to proceed to develop at that group due to the expertise we’ve got and the blokes that we’ve got in that room.”
Eagles’ Brass Proud of First-12 months Coach
The Eagles first interviewed Sirianni on January 19, 2021, in what turned out to be an eye-opening marathon session. The then-offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts blew Philly brass away together with his information of the sport. They employed him on January 21, 2021. And don’t remorse doing it.
“He has an unbelievable ardour for his job. He’s an unbelievable chief,” Eagles GM Howie Roseman said. “His messaging to the crew — a few of these issues that you simply suppose you understand if you’re interviewing somebody, however you don’t actually get till you’re a part of it, had been unbelievable.”