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ITB Postgame Live: Eagles Keep Adjusting, Finding Ways to Win
The Philadelphia Eagles continue to find ways to win even when not at their best, the latest in a thrilling Monday night Super Bowl rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs.
On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds Postgame Live,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher were joined by former Eagles tight end Clay Harbor to break down the team’s come-from-behind 21-17 victory.
Clay Harbor: “Now the Eagles know they can play with anyone. This is the team that beat them in the Super Bowl, the one team they couldn’t beat, your former coach [Andy Reid], Patrick Mahomes, and you go to their house with the rain, the wind, the elements, and you come out with a win? That is huge for their mental capacity if this is a preview for the Super Bowl.”
Geoff Mosher: “The Eagles came out in the second half and forced four punts and got the huge turnover forcing the fumble on Travis Kelce. Everything that they didn’t do well in the first half defensively, that turned around. The Eagles’ resilience always seems to pay off.”
Adam Caplan: “When they were down 17-7 at halftime, it looked bleak…but they hang in there. They are so mentality tough. Just when you think they can’t do it, they do it.”
Mosher: “If you would have told me at halftime that the Eagles would go ahead in the third quarter on a Jalen Hurts keeper touchdown up the middle, I would have said that is not happening. Throughout the first half, the Chiefs were not only keyed on it, but baiting him into third down runs up the middle by playing both of their tackles in three technique spots, and then when he runs up the middle, they would loop somebody around.”
Harbor: “I like the call. There is no second level defender. Yes you have Chris Jones in the middle, but you are getting him blocked with Jason Kelce.”
Mosher: “The player of the game not named DeVonta Smith was Bradley Roby. It was Roby who punched the ball away from Travis Kelce. That is the play of the game right there.”
Caplan: “Bottom line is he played tonight, they needed him. They have Stefon Diggs who will line up anywhere for the Bills who they play on Sunday.”
Harbor: “We are so used to seeing Reddick rush the passer and how he is able to win with speed. But in the run game, he is setting the edge and making big plays. This guy continually improves, I think he is even better than he was last year.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.