Eagles’ Brandon Graham speaks on Super Bowl loss to Kansas City; says Chiefs o-line was ‘blessed’ to face Philly’s pass rush on slippery turf
The Eagles loss in Super Bowl 57 still feels like it was yesterday, but we’re actually closer to the start of the 2023 season than we are to the day the Eagles fell to Kansas City. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of fans and media members who want to talk about the game; specifically, the field conditions both teams has to endure.
As we all know, the turf that both teams played on in Super Bowl 57 was less than ideal – to say the least. Players from both teams were slipping around constantly throughout the entire contest. Eagles players have acknowledged this ever since the loss, but it’s important to note that they’ve rarely used it as an excuse.
Most people conflate pointing out an obvious issue with making excuses or complaining. We can all acknowledge that the field conditions were ass without using it as an excuse. But sadly, that level of nuance in social media arguments is few and far between. I digress.
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That brings us to Brandon Graham, who made a recent appearance on Sports Take with Derrick Gunn and Rob Ellis to talk all things Birds. The topic of Super Bowl 57 was brought up and BG was asked specifically about the slippery turf.
“You need that traction to be able to get off the block and we were slipping a lot,” Graham told Gunn and Ellis. “I don’t make excuses. I just know that that’s what was being talked about, us trying to get out of our own head a little bit, too. I’m telling you that O-line, they got blessed, I’ll say that.”
Now of course, Eagles deniers everywhere have taken this quote and cited it as a prime example of how we’re all cry babies that can’t handle a loss. Ironically, most of these people are 49ers fans. And Niners fans, as we all know, are the sorriest people walking this planet. Even from all the way across the country in Philadelphia, we can hear their cries of anguish, yearning for a healthy quarterback.
It’s been half a year, guys. Please shut up.
What these people fail to understand, however, is that BG (along with nearly every Eagles player who had a role with the team) has taken full accountability for the loss.
Personally, I’d like everyone move on from the Super Bowl and start focusing on the 2023 season. Whether you’re complaining about the outcome or not, there’s no sense in dwelling on what could have been.
I’m not condemning BG for talking about the slippery turf, either. He was asked a question and he answered it. It’s just lazy taking one quote from a two-hour-long interview and magnifying it to this extent.
Mandatory Credit: PhillyVoice