I believe the comments that Eagles Pro Bowl safety and key team leader Malcolm Jenkins made to the news media should have been said to Birds head coach Doug Pederson face to face. It’s very dangerous after a tough loss like the one the Eagles suffered against the Giants to be criticizing other areas of the team.
On good football teams, you don’t hear defensive players making critical comments about the offense and you don’t hear offensive players making critical comments about the defense. The reason players don’t do it is obvious. You want to keep the team together and not start pointing fingers.
Brandon Graham said that Jenkins held a post game meeting and emphasized “staying together”.
I thought Jenkins violated that plan when he came out after the loss to the Giants and started verbally pointing fingers at head coach Doug Pederson when he said the team wasn’t going to win by being overly aggressive. As a team captain that’s not what you should be saying. Jenkins should have been talking about the defensive performance and more specifically the play of the secondary.
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