Training Camp is finally here. Nick Sirianni and his Philadelphia Eagles are back at it for a string of summer practices and all eyes are on Jalen Hurts. There’s no questioning that this is an all-or-nothing season for the young signal caller, but there is equally no doubting how much Nick Sirianni is backing him to pull through.
Starting the day the right way
The Eagles Head Coach donned a Jalen Hurts T-shirt for the first day of Camp. It didn’t take long for his quarterback’s name to be brought up, but Sirianni was well-prepared.
“You can see he’s a year further into it, decisions are being made quicker and faster each time he gets a rep at it.”Sirianni said of his QB. “Just like a lot of quarterbacks in this league, they get better with their decision making over time.”
“You’re definitely going to see that. You will still see his play making ability with his feet. I saw a more accurate passer in OTAs, and now he’s got to go and continue to improve every single day.”
Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts are building a rapport
Sirianni’s chemistry with Hurts needs no introduction. The two flaunted their iconic handshake within mere minutes of the regular season opening, and proved unafraid to show him some tough love when he really needed it. Hurts responded positively and encouraged more of that kind of coaching.
A lot can change in a year Not only do the duo understand each other far better than they did before their first season together, but the roster is now built in a way that’s designed to take some of the weight from Jalen’s shoulders and just let him be himself.
Sirianni preached that they’ve really taken onboard things he likes, things he’s good at, and those he doesn’t. This can be very easily seen in the roster construction and the fact that he’s surrounded by pals and former teammates and I’m sure we’ll see that when it comes to some new wrinkles in the playbook come week one.
“You don’t ask a receiver to run a route they can’t run. You don’t ask a running back to read a play that they can’t read. You don’t ask the offensive line to run a scheme they can’t run.” Sirianni said.
It appears as though Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts are more than just on the same page. They’re writing the same chapter together. Nobody knows how the story ends, but it’s very clear that this is one truly exciting beginning.
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