Eagles HC Nick Sirianni roasted by one of the more anonymous Giants stars

Julian Love #20, New York Giants (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Julian Love #20, New York Giants (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

As January’s final days trickled away, our attention shifted to a game, one featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. For weeks, we anticipated that game and shared thoughts and theories about how it might play out. Most of us were wrong in our analysis. What we witnessed wasn’t a game at all. We watched a coronation for Nick Sirianni and his Philadelphia Eagles. We’ve watched two once-proud organizations fall apart in the aftermath.

We should be discussing why ‘the genius’, Kyle Shanahan, thought it was wise to block Haason Reddick with a tight end. Instead, we’re discussing Shanahan’s theory that it was the jumbotron’s operator that did his Niners a disservice on a controversial call. We aren’t even going to get into the whining we’ve heard from their fans and media affiliates.

Then, there’s the New York Giants. We shouldn’t be discussing them at all until next season. They were eliminated by the Eagles on January 21st, yet here we are. Gotham is angry that the Empire State Building was painted Eagles green following the win, and now one of the most anonymous of their defensive starters has two cents he’d like to pitch in.

Giants safety Julian Love throws a few darts at Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football.

As east coasters began their days and debated whether or not they’d watch the Pro Bowl festivities, NFL Network hit the airwaves for another edition of Good Morning Football. Giants safety Julian Love is off for a few weeks by virtue of his team being eliminated from postseason contention, so he was available to hang out on the broadcast.

Casual Birds fans might be a little hazy about who this guy is. Don’t beat yourself up too badly. There’s a reason for that. He’s a nice padder of stats who you’d be impressed with if you missed the games and simply looked at the box score, but he was allowed the opportunity to visit GMFB’s breakfast table to enjoy his 15 minutes of postseason fame.

He was also allowed to share a few thoughts on Nick Sirianni.

And, you said the Eagles weren’t living rent-free in these guys’ minds. Are you still standing behind that one?

What’s that? Seeing this guy still isn’t ringing a bell? Well, there’s a reason for that. Despite the occasional decent stat line that never tells the full story of how he has performed on gamedays, he’s one of those guys that falls short when his team needs him to be at his best.

We enter exhibit A into evidence: Watch Number 20 in blue here.

How’s that for a drop-the-mic moment? You may not expect that from Julian Love… The rest of us do. That’s why he was tested, and he failed the test in an embarrassing fashion.

Here’s some free advice for the G-Men and Niners. Have some dignity. Take the losses. Move on already. You’re better than this.

It was a pretty good season for the Giants. They exceeded expectations. They earned a postseason berth. They won a playoff game.

Now, Brian Daboll led his team to a third-place finish in the NFC East. Nick Sirianni’s squad took the divisional crown, so it’s an atrocity that, somehow, Daboll is a Coach of the Year Finalist and Nick Sirianni isn’t. That’s another story for another day though.

Here’s where we’ll wrap. When we look back on their campaign, there are a few things Big Blue can be proud of. We can applaud the job that Brian Daboll has done. We can tip our caps to Saquon Barkley. We can credit Daniel Jones for being more careful with the football.

Here’s someone that we probably won’t mention… Julian Love. He was a fourth-round draft selection. He’s pretty good, but he has yet to make a Pro Bowl. If the G-Men find or draft a safety, Julian Love is a few missed tackles from being ushered to the unemployment line.

Nick Sirianni was the only coach hired in 2021 that led his team to a playoff berth. He’s now on the verge of winning a Super Bowl, and when the tale of the 2022-2023 NFL season is written, he’ll be mentioned often. Love won’t be mentioned at all.