Disgusting Behavior: NFL teams that lack personnel, talent to run or stop Jalen Hurts and the Eagles’ ‘tush push’, opt to cry about the play and call for the league to ban it instead
The Philadelphia Eagles ran the football all over the Minnesota Vikings winning 34-28 on Thursday Night Football to improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Eagles torched the Vikings’ defense on the ground for 259 total yards yards rushing, without Kenny Gainwell playing and Jalen Hurts only accounting for 35 yards. Pretty impressive from the Eagles’ offensive line and of course, the hometown kid D’Andre Swift.
Swift led the ground attack with a career-high 175 yards, the most from an Eagles’ running back since LeSean McCoy in 2013. It was the Eagles’ second-most rushing yards of the Sirianni era behind the 363-yard performance against the Packers back in 2021.
- Swift: 28 RSH, 175 YDS, 6.3 AVG, 43 LNG, 1 TD
- Scott: 5 RSH, 40 YDS, 8 AVG, 18 LNG
- Hurts: 12 RSH, 35 YDS, 2.9 AVG, 8 LNG, 2 TD
Jalen Hurts and the Eagles Tush Push
Jalen Hurts completed 18-of-23 passes for 193 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. DeVonta Smith hauled in 4 receptions for 131 yards, including a beautiful 63-yard touchdown from Jalen Hurts early in the third quarter.
Hurts accounted for three total touchdowns on the night, which included the always heavily debated “tush push” play in the second quarter that put the Eagles up 10-7.
Honestly, the entire conversation around the “tush push” has completely jumped the shark.
I could really care less but the lowly media just can’t get enough of it. Personally, I think it’s the lowest level of social media “engagement farming” possible.
That’s the problem with the media and whoever else wants to engage in these conversations surrounding the Eagles’ and Jalen Hurts’ “tush push” play. Eagles fans obviously aren’t going to have a problem with it, while every other fanbase and media outlet that’s on an opposing teams side will.
Why? Well, because they can’t stop it and the Eagles have perfected the play.
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Jalen Hurts converted 36 of 40 QB sneaks last season. A large part of those conversions can be credited to the “tush push”. On Thursday night, the Eagles’ ran the football down the throat of the Minnesota Vikings defense, which can be credited to the offensive line.
They racked up 259 yards on the ground, with Philadelphia’s own and the pride of St. Joe’s Prep D’Andre Swift terrorizing the Vikings on 28 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown including a massive 43-yard gain in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.
D’Andre Swift career-high 175 yards vs Vikings
The complaining continues to reach new levels of pathetic.
If you want the Eagles to stop running the play then the best course of action is to find a way to prevent them from doing it. If you can’t stop it, then maybe you try to implement the play and run it yourselves?
Oh! Other NFL teams don’t have a quarterback that can squat an upwards of 500 pounds? They don’t have one of the most consistent and dominant offensive lines in the NFL over the past five seasons? Ah. That’s right. They don’t. Now it all starts to make sense.
If opposing teams can’t stop the play and don’t have the personnel to actually run the play, then of course, the only option left is it bitch and complain about it relentlessly like a bunch of soft little babies.
Unfortunately, that seems to be the route that everyone is taking, right?
It’s not like they have a choice. Again, they just don’t have the talent on either side of the football to do anything about it, so their only option is to bitch and complain about it and go crying right to mommy and daddy in the NFL League Offices demanding that the league steps in and prevents it from happening.
Is that going to happen? Will the NFL actually ban the “tush push” moving forward?
I would have to say no, given the fact that the league’s official Twitter account changed their banner picture to the screenshot of the play, while updating their bio to shoutout Jalen Hurts.
The NFL Loves Jalen Hurts & the Tush Push
Phans of Philly – Eagles Tailgates and Travel Packages
The Eagles will head to Tampa to face Baker Mayfield and the Buccaneers next week on Monday Night Football. The Liberty Line will be in attendance, traveling with Phans of Philly from Friday to Tuesday.
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The Liberty Line x Phans of Philly Away Games This Season
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- October 8th: Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams
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