The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the closest, tight knit groups in the NFL, and we have seen numerous examples of that throughout this magical season.
As Nick Sirianni put it after the game, guys are selfless. They play for each other, and that has been a huge key that opened the door for success. For Dallas Goedert, he had the hot hand for the Eagles early, and everyone knew it. That’s called being selfless.
But, little did Goedert know, he had some pressure on him heading into this game.
“We have selfless guys that really are excited about the success of their teammates,” head coach Nick Sirianni said after the game. “It was Dallas’ turn early. He made a great play. He’s tough to tackle. He is really tough to tackle. I wouldn’t want to tackle him. That was the jersey my son wore today.
“I didn’t bring him in here. He got to go celebrate in the locker room with us for a little bit, so he didn’t get to come up to the press conference today, but he wore the Dallas Goedert jersey and he didn’t disappoint my son.”
Goedert didn’t even know it, but Sirianni and his son were putting pressure on him to perform by him wearing his jersey to the game.
Even so, Goedert definitely performed to the standard Sirianni’s son set. He finished with five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown, and nearly finished with another as he was tackled down by the goal line.
Goedert has been one of the best right ends in the league when he’s available. The thing is, he hasn’t been available the whole season, as he was hurt in Philadelphia’s first loss of the season to the Commanders.
He seems to be back though, which is good. The Eagles will need him next week, because then he will have actual pressure on him. You win and your in the Super Bowl.
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