YouTube exists and is as successful as it is for one simple reason. We all love clips of whatever it is that we’re interested in. If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you probably look for podcasts and highlight reels. If you’re a movie buff you look for trailers. If music is your addiction, you probably log in once or twice a day to find music videos.
Visual stimulant makes a song come to life. As far as highlights go, well, we find those for all types of reasons. There’s nothing like a 30-second teaser of touchdown passes and big hits to get you ready for the next Eagles game.
NFL stars have been hyped by videos before, but recently, the ultra-positive Nick Sirianni, Philly’s new head coach, used one of the NBA’s greatest players’ more embarrassing moments to hype his football team.
The Eagles head coach uses a Kobe Bryant low point for inspiration.
We mentioned highlights earlier. Over the course of 20 NBA seasons, one of the Eagles’ biggest fans, Kobe Bryant, sure racked up a few en route to 18 NBA All-Star Game appearances, two NBA Finals MVPs, and five NBA championships.
If Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was looking for some Bryant-fueled highlight-reel performances to hype his team, they wouldn’t be hard to find, but according to longtime Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, Coach went another route. Sirianni chose to show his team a clip of Bryant struggling on the court. Here’s some of what the big guy had to say.
"We watched Kobe Bryant yesterday, (and) how he had four airballs I believe (in) his rookie year. he was just trying to show that, even the great ones have failures, so it doesn’t matter who you are in this league. It’s all about how you handle adversity and how you bounce back. If you have a bad rep, move on to the next one and do your best."
Point taken Coach, and we get where you’re coming from. tell the truth. You’re starting to like this guy, aren’t you?
It shouldn’t be any shock that Eagles QB1 Jalen Hurts looked a lot better in the Friday session of practice than he had looked during Philly’s first two sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, but as Coach Sirianni puts it, these guys are just looking to get a little better every day.