PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Gannon has taken quite a lot of warmth within the metropolis of Philadelphia, regardless of having the No. 1 move protection within the NFL and the No. 2 total protection. The Eagles’ defensive coordinator has his justifiable share of critics, regardless of controlling a protection that has 75 sacks on the season (together with postseason) — the third-most in NFL historical past.
Gannon’s protection placed on a clinic in Saturday’s NFC divisional spherical win over the New York Giants. The Philadelphia Eagles allowed seven factors and 227 yards of offense, whereas limiting the Giants to 4.4 yards per try. Philadelphia additionally had 5 sacks and 16 pressures with a strain share of 45.7%.
It was the entire domination of an opponent — and Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni wished Gannon’s greatest critics learn about it.
“Obviously, we’ve got nice gamers (however) generally I’ve to listen to some issues about Jonathan Gannon, and I do not know if it is you guys. Might be extra different folks. I will not say names,” Sirianni stated throughout his post-game press convention Saturday evening. “But this man is an unbelievable coordinator. The indisputable fact that he does not get respect from our radio station blows my thoughts. It blows my thoughts.
“This man is an unimaginable coordinator. People like to play for this man. Listen, you need me to maintain going?”
Sirianni wasn’t executed making his level about Gannon.
“The solely purpose I’ve to concentrate is as a result of Bob (Eagles Senior Vice President of Communications Bob Lange) does such an excellent job at his job that he preps me for questions that I’ve to reply,” Sirianni stated. “So, each time I hear a solution about Jonathan Gannon I snort to myself. As a matter of reality, coaches from different groups ask me, does Jonathan Gannon get crap right here? I’m like, one way or the other, yeah. Like this man is unimaginable.
“He’s going to be a head soccer coach within the National Football League due to what he does. This man is a stud. He’s a stud.”
Sirianni nonetheless wasn’t completed when he joined the WIP Morning Show Monday.
“My entire factor that I preach right here is about profitable the double optimistic,” he stated. “And what does that imply? Winning the turnover battle whereas additionally profitable the explosive play battle…That’s been our organizational philosophy for these previous few years, is profitable that. And so Gannon is influenced by me. So I would like some warmth, I would like some smoke, once you guys are getting on Gannon too.”
The Eagles have probably the most sacks and the very best strain price within the NFL. They permit the fewest yards per play and have the No. 1 passing protection. Philadelphia has the third lowest opponent passer score within the league and is fourth in interceptions.
Sirianni will go to bat for his defensive coordinator and has the numbers to again it up. The proof is within the pudding.
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