Eagles fans need to calm down about Nick Sirianni’s press conferences
Yesterday Nick Sirianni and the Philadelphia Eagles conducted their pre-draft press conference, and it seemed very par for the course. Fans per usual, have found something new to get upset about. After being upset that new head coach Nick Sirianni was too quiet and nervous during his introductory press conference, they are now mad that he is showing energy and is excited about football. The absolute audacity from an NFL head coach to be excited about his job, I am disgusted by this behavior.
I genuinely don’t understand what football fans want from their football coach. Every single successful coach I have met in my life has been energetic and every single bad coach has been quiet or tame. To go along with that point, I have known coaches who were fantastic public speakers but could not coach for the life of them, and vice versa.
This statement holds true for all levels of football from high school and college to the pros. For example, Chip Kelly was great at pressers and look how he turned out. On the other side, Andy Reid never showed much excitement during his press conferences and is one of the best coaches ever.
So why do you care how he handles himself during a press conference? Nobody is upset about his answers. Some are about Jalen Hurts not being named the starter but like Nick said, they have been together for two days. Even Tom Brady wasn’t named the starter immediately by the Buccaneers, put your pitchforks down.
There is absolutely nothing but positives about a coach being energetic and excited about football. People like Michael Missanelli think that players think this behavior is cringeworthy or childish, and you’re a fool if you believe that to be true. Firstoff, several players have come out supporting Nick Sirianni and love coaches with his energy and second, could absolutely care less about a press conference.
Those attacking Nick Sirianni for behaving this way I want to ask, what is it that you want from him? Why is it such a bad thing that your coach is excited about his job and wants to get to work. Those criticizing Nick Sirianni for his behavior genuinely do not watch or understand the game of football. Hopefully during the season and through player interviews these critiques of Sirianni will be put to the wayside.
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