Nick Sirianni is poised for his first year as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles after the last three as offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts. Before the training camp, an Eagles veteran had some thoughts on the new coach himself.
Speaking to ESPN via WPVI’s Jeff Skversky, Eagles attacking Gear Lane Johnson praised Sirianni for how well he took command of the team. He emphasizes responsibility and energy as things that really impress Sirianni.
“He took charge of the team early on,” Johnson said. “I think what I like most about him is that he holds everyone accountable. When we start training, it doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran or a rookie in one day. If you make mistakes, it pushes you on The board does not scold you, but really makes you better What shows, if he can do that with veterans, then the younger guys come together too.It was my early impression.It was a lot of fun, really a lot of energy. Looking ahead, we have a lot to prove. “
Sirianni is taking on an Eagles team that could face a rebuilding year in 2021. They traded quarterback Carson Wentz in the off-season and have no clear answer in QB for next season.
#Aigles RT Lane Johnson on Eagles coach Nick Sirianni
“It’s on a big order … it holds everyone accountable … if it can do that with veterans, the younger guys will go too”
– Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) July 10, 2021
The Philadelphia Eagles were the last of seven teams to join the NFL head coaching team, firing Doug Pederson on Jan. 11 — a full week after several other teams. They quickly fell behind the head coaching carousel and saw five teams hire new head coaches ahead of them.
But on January 24, the Eagles hired Sirianni, who in three years worked wonderfully in the Colts attack under former Eagles assistant Frank Reich.
Sirianni is facing a fire test where the NFC will be a lot more competitive this year than last year. But so far he seems to have the right attitude for the job.
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