Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni used some advice from an unlikely source to overcome a slow start and lead his team to a win against the Detroit Lions.

The Eagles got down 7-0 to the Lions after 15 minutes of game action, but they rallied for 24 points in the second quarter on their way to a 38-35 win.

Philly’s slow start is something that Sirianni was prepared for, thanks to some advice from…former Villanova head coach Jay Wright?

That’s right. Or Wright. Either way, the recently retired head coach has struck up a friendship with Sirianni and he gave him some great advice ahead of the 2022 season.

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Apr 2, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright reacts during the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four semifinals at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

According to Sirianni, Wright told him that if the other team gets off to a fast start, he shouldn’t sweat it.

That advice turned out to be relevant on Sunday (though it’s not like the Lions got out to a 21-0 lead).

Good on Sirianni for trusting a great resource like Wright. They may coach different sports, but a lot of the same principles still apply. And that was certainly the case on Sunday.

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