Never tell an alpha male what he can’t do. Some people are motivated when people pat them on the back and give them positive reinforcement. Heck, we all are, but there are other people walking the planet who find other gears when they’re told they can’t do something. One of the newer Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver Zach Pascal, may have tapped into that ‘Mamba Mentality’.
Four days after July 4th, Zach has his mind on football, and he woke up early on a Friday morning to let everyone know it.
If you’re one of those people that believed the only reason he was on Philly’s roster was that he and the head coach were cool or because he’s a better version of the Eagles ‘enforcer’, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Mr. Pascal would like for all of you to know something. Though he’s since deleted the tweet, we will never forget the message.
“Don’t sleep on me. I’ll route your (expletive) up.
We’re well aware that some of you can’t stand this type of thing and that you’d rather see people ‘let their play on the field do all of the talking’. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we’ll take this type of attitude all day.
Zach Pascal enters the 2022-2023 Eagles season ready to silence his doubters.
An undrafted addition to Washington’s roster as a rookie in 2017, Zach found his way to the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad and, eventually, their active roster after he was waived by his first team. Again, adversity came quickly. Tennessee waived him in June of 2018.
That led him to the Indianapolis Colts, where he met their new offensive coordinator, Nick Sirianni.
They say coaching matters, and for Pascal, that’s proven to be true. In four seasons with the Colts, he was never their top option in the offensive attack, but he flourished. He appeared in 64 regular-season games with 44 starts, and he tallied 1,888 yards and 15 touchdowns on 150 receptions.
Sure, he can block, but he’s got a set of hands too. Because of his blocking, he may spend just as much time on the field as Quez Watkins on third down, and he’ll most certainly give Jalen Hurts another reliable target on third down and in the red zone.
Zach Pascal’s addition to the Eagles’ roster didn’t necessarily ignite the fan base. Some said he was only here because Nick Sirianni was here. He’s been paying attention. He’s heard what you have to say, and he has a chip on his shoulder. Expect big things from this young man in his first season with Philadelphia.