Eagles Buzz: Giants safety Julian Love throws shade at Nick Sirianni
It appears that the Giants still have some hard feelings following their playoff elimination at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jalen Hurts and co. made quick work of New York in the divisional round, coasting to a decisive 38-7 victory en route to securing a trip to Super Bowl LVII. Giants safety Julian Love is apparently still grieving the loss as he took an opportunity to throw shade at head coach Nick Sirianni on Good Morning Football:
Some interesting Nick Sirianni comments from Giants safety Julian Love on GMFB this morning. pic.twitter.com/xdxeKGjuhD— Bob Wankel (@BobWankelCB) February 2, 2023
“He’s a guy who’s doing a good job because he’s not getting in the way of his own team. He has an experienced roster from top to bottom, offense and defense.“
Love also offered his opinion of Sirianni nodding at cameras while the Eagles were running NYG off the field:
“I don’t like it. I don’t like it at all. He’s in for a free ride right now. You guys can coach this team. That’s how — I mean, come on. They have a talented roster, he’s just doing the best he can do. I think it’s a players league, he’s just taking a step back and letting his team play.”
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While this is clearly sour grapes from Love, it isn’t the first time someone has taken shots at Sirianni; many NFL fans and analysts have voiced their displeasure with the coach’s seemingly arrogant attitude. You don’t have to like the guy, but to dismiss Sirianni as some sort of cheerleader is woefully ignorant.
The Eagles reached the playoffs in his first season after a 2-5 start, and he led his team to a franchise record 14 wins in 2022. In addition, Sirianni’s offense statistically ranks at the top of the league in several categories this season:
- Points per game: 28.7 (tied-1st)
- Total yards per game: 384.2 (3rd)
- First downs per game: 22.9 (2nd)
- Third-down conversion rate: 46.6% (4th)
- Fourth-down conversion rate: 71.4% (4th)
Despite the numbers, Sirianni wasn’t a finalist for the NFL’s Coach of the Year award; but he has the Eagles poised for their second Super Bowl title in five years. As for Julian Love, he should probably focus on improving his ball skills before trying to discredit somebody else.
Poor decision by Julian Love but what a DOT by Hurts. Making the Giants look silly. pic.twitter.com/HeNBGfXf8m— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) December 11, 2022
Mandatory Credit: Gary McCullough | AP