How Jalen Hurts has been helping his teammates learn the Eagles new offense
Despite all of the on-the-field concerns, there is no doubting that Jalen Hurts is the perfect leader for the Philadelphia Eagles. Hurts has continued to push himself to be better consistently alongside those surrounding him and that carries through into the locker room. The entire Eagles roster is trying to learn a brand new system from head coach Nick Sirianni, and things seem to be getting off to a good start.
Nick Sirianni during their meetings and film sessions, will give out random pop quizzes for players to answer regarding plays, formations, and what they need to do. These little competitions build-up, helping everyone get better, and the players enjoy this new mindset from the rookie head coach.
“He’s holding everybody (accountable). He puts all the film up on the screen in front of everybody. Everybody’s nervous in there. He does pop quizzes every team meeting. That keeps us in our playbooks, testing our knowledge on the playbook and how we’re learning it. I like it. It’s keeping us all on our toes, and really keeping us locked in.” – Miles Sanders.
Sirianni isn’t the only one who’s quizzing the Eagles’ roster. Jalen Hurts throughout the training facility has been doing the same thing.
“You would just be walking in there, and he’s like, ‘What do you have on this?’ ‘Oh, I got this.’ ‘OK, I’m just checking,’” -Jalen Reagor
Jalen Hurts has been doing workouts before training camp with his receivers to make sure everyone was on the same page going into training camp. And during camp, he continues to build a strong bond with them, hanging out with several of the wideouts on the field after practice.
“You want to make sure everybody knows what they’re doing. It gives you reassurance when you’re on the field. You have certain routes that have certain rules in them. Certain things that activate vs. certain coverages. You want to make sure everybody’s doing that, so there’s no hesitation on my behalf fearing that somebody may mess up or may not be aware of what they’re supposed to do.” – Jalen Hurts.
Jalen Hurts’ mindset has trickled down to those he’s been quizzing as well. Greg Ward has also been testing the younger wideouts to see if they know their responsibilities when they’re on the field. Seeing the entire roster hold each other to a high standard and making sure everyone is locked in is a great sign. Learning a new offense on the fly can be challenging, but things like these make the process a whole lot easier.
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