EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – New York Giants coach Joe Judge clarified what he thinks the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Washington football team in the fourth quarter Sunday night, a result that led his team out of the playoffs : She was not happy.
The judge described their belief that it would be disrespectful to their players and the entire league – who sacrificed to complete this difficult season – if they went out and did not try to compete for 60 minutes, in order to win. The game can be tried.
The judge said the Eagles did nothing wrong, saying at the end of a two-minute answer to the question Monday that we would never do that.
Philadelphia inserted third-string quarterback Nate Sueld There was a three-point game in the fourth quarter competition at that time. Coach Doug Pederson insisted he was “coaching to win” and said his decision was not influenced by the 2021 NFL draft status.
Washington won the game 20–14 to oust the Giants. Washington won the NFC East as a result.
The judge said he had not spoken to Pederson about what happened. Instead, he would let the Eagles speak for themselves in terms of telling the game.
The veteran coach said he sat in his office preparing for a possible playoff matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Philadelphia-Washington was in the background. But he certainly seemed to notice what went down.
“Obviously the players have asked me all day long, and I just can’t express that one thing to keep in mind this season is that we had a lot of people for this season. Well, we had a lot of There were a lot of people. The judge said, coaches, players, family members too. “So to see a group of grown men who have me try on a day to day basis, and to empty the tank Asked for and then I can look them in the eye and assure them that I am always going to do anything. I can put them in a competitive advantage and play them in a position of strength.
“To me, you never want to disrespect those players and their effort and play. The sacrifices they gave each day to get in and out of work before the test, to sit in meetings, to wear masks .Shield on those masks, to go through extensive protocols, to travel in an unconventional way, to receive a text message at 6:30 in the morning saying that the practice was going to be canceled. [and] We will have to do a virtual day, to let them know that your family is not thankful for that, please avoid the Christmas celebrations, we know it is your wife’s birthday, make sure we offset that one Turn it off. Many sacrifices have been made by all players and coaches in this league. There are many sacrifices that come along with family members and those associated with them.
“To disrespect the effort that made everyone successful in the National Football League to make this season a success, go there and disrespect the game and not compete for 60 minutes and to help those players win Tried every possible thing we would never do. As long as I am the head coach of the New York Giants. “
The judge began his reply by looking at the Giants (6-10), who had 16 chances of their own this season, saying that you never want to leave your luck in someone else’s hands.
The same happened in this situation. New York needed to beat Dallas on Sunday afternoon (which the Giants did, 23–19), and then hoped the Eagles could upset Washington on the night. This did not happen, as the Eagles had a big casual game for the game and then put a cheating quarterback Trap hurts On the bench late in the competition.
“So we’re not going to make excuses as an organization,” the judge said. “Not now, never. We had our opportunities.”
This was the message he conveyed to his players as well as during the Monday morning meeting. Despite the very different accents on social media during the game, a handful of players who spoke with the media had the same sentiment. It was clear that this was at the instruction of the judge.
Security Jabril papers He said that he was not angry. They used a similar line, which did not want to leave your fate in the hands of another man.
“We had 16 opportunities to do that,” Papers said, a line that sounded similar to what the judge said later in the day.
Pepper and several other veteran players also stopped bothering any hard feelings towards the Eagles. He also refrained from publicly stating that the incident would lead to next season’s matchup with his former NFC rivals.