Here’s what Nick Sirianni really said to Eagles fans following Colts win

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

In football and in life, there exists a well-known nugget that is referred to as the 24-hour rule. Often, when mentioned, we do so because we’re trying to promote the idea of never getting too high after a win or too low after a loss. The Philadelphia Eagles have mastered the concept, thanks in part to the leadership of head coach Nick Sirianni and those ideas being echoed by the team’s stars, Jalen Hurts for instance.

There are other times at which we can allow ourselves a day or so. Maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on guys for some of what occurs during the course of a game or shortly thereafter.

Case in point, there was a moment that punctuated the Eagles’ most recent game, a come-from-behind victory at the expense of a team that once employed Nick Sirianni. Perhaps you’ve heard. Coach walked over and shared a minute with fans. He’s been criticized for that, but we at Inside The Iggles have no issues with him doing so.

Again, it’s an emotional game. Sirianni is a super-emotional coach, but had Nick had 24 hours to calm down, you may not have heard statements like the following.

Okay, maybe he could have dialed that back some, but we have absolutely no issue with this. Why? It goes back to what we stated earlier.

Maybe we should have allowed for the 24-hour rule with Nick Sirianni.

Obviously, there are limits to what should and shouldn’t be said, done, or allowed at football games. Kyler Murray shouldn’t be punched in the face. Davante Adams can’t go ‘Hulk Smash’ on cameramen.

Nick can’t drop profanity-laden tirades after beating the Cowboys, but if we’re going to hang out on social media and log into our Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat accounts for immediate access, we’re going to have to understand that, there will be times when coaches notch wins and they won’t be hesitant to let their emotions show.

As fans, you crave access, and our cell phones allow us to have it. Still, after giving everything to a game for three hours in an attempt to produce wins and with the ebbs and flows that come in the NFL on a week-in and week-out basis, if you want to stick a camera and a microphone in someone’s face shortly after a game wraps, every once in a while, you’ll get a Richard Sherman moment.

We can all learn a lot from The Legion of Boom. Nick Sirianni isn’t perfect, but he’s our head coach. Think about it. If he never showed any emotion, we’d be saying that he doesn’t care enough.

Maybe we can’t have it both ways, but for a guy that coached in Indy and has a connection to Frank Reich, we aren’t going to beat him up because winning this game meant a little more. Maybe next time we’ll just allow him some cool-down time before we go full-blown “lights, camera, action”. 24 hours after the fact, we may have gotten a much different response.