Giants coach Joe Choose instructed the Eagles didn’t put forth full effort of their 20-14 loss to the Washington Soccer Workforce on Sunday evening. The consequence saved New York out of the NFL playoffs.
The Eagles pulled beginning quarterback Jalen Hurts after three quarters in favor of Nate Sudfeld, a 2016 sixth-round draft decide who hadn’t appeared in an NFL sport since 2018. Their late-game play-calling was additionally seen by many people as a tanking ploy to safe the next draft decide.
Choose, talking at a Monday information convention, mentioned his crew would by no means method a contest like Philadelphia did.
“To disrespect the sport by going on the market and never competing for 60 minutes and doing all the things you possibly can to assist these gamers win, we’ll by no means try this so long as I’m the top coach of the Giants,” Choose mentioned.
Joe Choose drops the hammer on Doug Pederson and the Eagles for his or her effort Sunday evening, with out ever mentioning their names …
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The Giants (6-10) wanted Washington (7-9) to lose with a view to declare the NFC East, which this 12 months has been thought-about one of many worst divisions in soccer historical past. They beat the Cowboys earlier Sunday to offer themselves an opportunity to get into the postseason.
Watching Sudfeld flounder, then, was irritating for the group. Sudfeld accomplished 5 of 12 passes for 32 yards and an interception. Whereas Hurts hadn’t carried out significantly properly earlier than being pulled, most would agree he gave Philadelphia the higher likelihood to win.
Choose repeatedly talked about the sacrifices his personal gamers and employees had made, solely to see what he believed was a efficiency that broken the integrity of the sport.
“There’s various sacrifices made by the coaches and gamers on this league,” Choose mentioned. “There’s various sacrifices that come alongside as properly with the relations and the individuals linked with them.”