Jalen Mills responds to recent criticism of Philadelphia Eagles defense
The Philadelphia Eagles’ resident ‘Green Goblin’ Jalen Mills took a moment to respond to the recent criticism he and his teammates on defense have been getting.
This may come off as being a bit crass, but the intention is to paint a picture. Imagine you’re in your younger days and taking a vacation. You’re renting a nice car for the road trip but because of a youthful decision-making process, you decline the insurance package. Hey, you’re a safe driver, and there’s no way you’re getting into an accident anyway, right? Imagine having the time of your life with a few friends, but on the way back, you get into a bad accident. ‘Dang’! ‘I shouldn’t haven’t declined the insurance’! That’s pretty much what we got from Jalen Mills and the Philadelphia Eagles defense in Week 13.
The Eagles’ vice president and general manager Howie Roseman’s inability to create depth was that declined insurance policy. The performance of Jim Schwartz’s guys versus the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and Seattle Seahawks was that weekend of fun with the guys (or gals). That defensive collapse versus the Miami Dolphins was the car crash. Eagles fans have been enraged ever since.
Sure, it’s time to move on, and talk about the New York Giants, but it’s hard to. There’s too much to talk about. Recently, Jalen Mills was asked about the most recent Eagles defensive collapse. Cue the uninspired response:
"You had a guy, (Ryan) Fitzpatrick. He got hot, and he had a receiver get hot you know what I’m saying? Those guys get paid too, and it was just their Sunday. So, as far as that goes, we watched the film. We made the corrections. We’ve got to back and go out there and play good football on Monday night."
None of us would call any of that major or exciting right?
The ‘Goblin’ continued. On the subject of whether or not this team is ticked off enough, he continued.
"We lost our last three games, so of course (we are). That’s not characteristic of (who we are) so of course we are."
Believe it or not, after all that we’ve all seen that has happened, winning can change the fortune of an embattled football team. A win versus the New York Giants sets up an all-important game with the Dallas Cowboys. A win in that one helps create an opportunity to win a division title. Just win this next game Philly!