Heel Turn: Nick Sirianni ditches flowers, shows team video of Peyton Manning pegging kids in the head with footballs
Last week, Nick Sirianni seemed like a hippy when speaking with the media as he talked through a flower and fertilizer analogy to explain to Eagles’ media and fans that his team was still growing and that there was plenty of progress that was still needed to turn things around for his football team. Then, the Eagles decided to run the ball 46 times for 236 yards and four touchdowns against the 0-7 Detroit Lions and win the game 44-6.
From there, it seemed like players in the locker room, more specifically, the veterans in the locker room embraced the flower analogy. (Read More Here). Now, we have a new story from Tim McManus of ESPN talking about how Nick Sirianni opened up this week with a whole new gimmick which could be viewed as the opposite of what happened last week’s peace and love fest.
Nick Sirianni opened this week by showing his team of an SNL skit that featured Peyton Manning drilling kids in the back of the head with footballs. He dropped the “Sativa Sirianni” nickname and moved onto something more aggressive.
For those unfamiliar with the skit, give it a quick watch:
We went from “watering and fertilizing every day” to pegging children in the back of the head with footballs. Now that’s a huge change in direction. Honestly, I love it. Sure, I don’t mind Sativa Sirianni acting like a stoned idiot when speaking to the media about seeds and flowers. It’s hilarious. Even more so after Jason Kelce broke down the huddle in Detroit with a “1-2-3 Roots” chant. Then you have this guy that attended the game in Detroit dressed like a flower
Whatever is happening in the locker room I’m totally fine with. We have been getting weird quotes from literally everyone inside the Eagles organization since training camp’s “Rent is Due Every Day” from Jalen Hurts. I would even take it a step further and line kids up at the goal line before the game against the Chargers on Sunday and let Fletcher Cox blow off all of the trade deadline drama by steamrolling them while Jalen Hurts pegs them with footballs to practice his accuracy.
You’re telling me Eagles fans won’t cheer?
Obviously, this is written with a sense of sarcasm. After the SNL skit to lighten the mood, Sirianni turned on a video of Manning during a workout at Duke University and praised his attention to detail and his practice intensity.
You can read the full ESPN story here.