Jalen Hurts takes blame in loss to Cowboys: ‘This one’s on me.
Jalen Hurts chose an unlucky night to have an unlucky night.
In a 41-21 thrashing by the Dallas Cowboys,
the rookie Philadelphia Eagles quarterback battled from start to end.
“It’s all on me… “I accept responsibility for the outcome of this game,” Hurts said,
according to The Associated Press.
Hurts’ opening-drive interception meant disaster for the Eagles,
who managed just three first downs in the first half while falling down early.
The offense struggled in the first two quarters, keeping the ball for just 9:39 and leaving the defense exposed to the Cowboys’ weaponry.
Hurts’ head seemed to be spinning at times. He struggled to find receivers in stride,
missed numerous early throws, and seemed uneasy at times,
leaving a solid pocket early and failing to get the Eagles in the proper play.
Then, in the third quarter, catastrophe struck when Hurts targeted youngster DeVonta Smith, who stumbled on the route.
Trevon Diggs, the Cowboys’ emerging star cornerback, snatched the ball and dashed for the pick-six.
Dallas had a 20-point lead at that time, and Philly was out.
Hurts stated, “This didn’t go my way, things didn’t go our way.” “It’s a challenge.”
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All I can do now is accept responsibility for how I performed and how it ultimately impacted the squad.”
His teammates wouldn’t allow the rookie quarterback to bear the brunt of the criticism.
“Of course, we all know that isn’t the case.
It’s everyone when you are beaten like that.
Losses like that don’t happen because of a single player,
according to veteran center Jason Kelce. “However, you’d expect Jalen Hurts to feel that way.”
The bottom conclusion is that leaders who are excellent players believe they have full control over the issue.
We need to play a lot better across the board.”
Starting with coach Nick Sirianni,
who called a terrible game for his rookie quarterback, especially in the first half.
Coaches often blame a lack of plays for their offense’s struggles or inability to get into a rhythm,
as Sirianni did after Monday’s defeat.
That argument ignores the fact that they only had a few plays,
and the ones he did call were garbage.
The Eagles gave the ball to Miles Sanders twice in the first half (27 yards).
That is all there is to it. That isn’t the way to safeguard your young quarterback.
Despite the fact that Hurts is in his second season in Philadelphia,
and Monday was just his seventh start, he has the experience of a rookie,
especially given the fact that last year’s offseason was wiped away.
This season, we’ve watched every rookie quarterback struggle.
Hurts joined the melancholy party on Monday night.
There were glimpses of playmaking skill, most notably his late garbage-time touchdown pass to Greg Ward on a play in which the quarterback scrambled right and delivered a one-foot throw on the money in traffic.
It’s on plays like this that you can see Hurts’ value in the huddle.
But he has to start making the regular plays more consistently if he wants to be a champion in the NFL.