Before we type or utter another word, let’s make something clear. Nick Wright is one of the more talented analysts/personalities that FOX Sports employs. There’s a reason why FS1 has placed him at the forefront of their daily television lineup for so long. He’s probably the most obvious reason for the success of First Things First. He’s funny at times. His takes are worthy of discussion more often than not, but when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, it doesn’t seem as though he’s paying attention.
Remember, this is the guy that said, heading into the Eagles Super Bowl run after 2017-2018 regular season that every team in the NFC other than the top-seeded Birds, had a shot to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
One day after Christmas, he was joined by former NFL wide receiver and fellow FOX Sports analyst Greg Jennings. Here are some of the results of that conversation. Thank First Things First‘s YouTube channel for the visual.
Attention Dallas Cowboys fans, if Dak Prescott’s signature win is a six-point victory over an undermanned Eagles team that was missing its starting quarterback, lost four turnovers, and had a chance to win anyway, you’re in trouble.
As bad and as off-base as Nick Wright has been with his Eagles takes, he has truly outdone himself this time around.
Believe it or not, it gets worse. Here are a couple of the worst hot takes we’ve seen from Wright in a while. Again, he’s too talented for this.
In one, he both argues for a Cowboys blowout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs and for a close win that Tom Brady pulls out with that TB12 magic. The only problem is, at the time of his statement (and at the time of this story being written and published), Tampa hasn’t guaranteed itself a playoff spot. They have to beat the Carolina Panthers to do that.
Yeah, Nick… The Eagles aren’t landing as the five seed. It’s even less likely that Dallas represents the NFC in the next Super Bowl. Wright thinks the winner of Bucs/Cowboys in the Wild Card Round is punching its ticket though.
Sure, we get it. This is the result of the ever-churning Cowboys hype machine. Continuing to push the near-three-decade-old tale stating “Dallas is going to the Super Bowl” amps people up and gets people talking, even if the evidence has proven time and time again that the championship drought will continue.
How about we get Dallas out of the first round? How about that? How about we get this team out of the Divisional Round before we crown them as champions of the NFC?
Again – Nick Wright – definitely entertaining and worth the price of admission often, but as usual we have to throw the challenge flag on what he is saying. Then again, as mentioned earlier, he also said the Birds had no shot at winning the Super Bowl back in January of 2018, so maybe we ought to let him keep talking. Without even trying, he tends to offer Philly some mojo.