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Nick Sirianni Credits ‘Fundamentals’ For Suffocating Eagles Defense

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni underlined the importance of fundamentals following their Monday night win over Tampa Bay.

Following the 25-11 win for Philly, the Buccaneers could do nothing but admit the Eagles defense is formidable.

The defensive unit hasn’t allowed more than 76 rushing yards in a game this season. As well as that, they’ve forced eight turnovers through three games in 2023. They’re the only team in the NFL with that many turnovers and multiple in each game.


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Philadelphia limited the Bucs to 41 rushing yards and one first down on the ground off 17 carries. Baker Mayfield, who passed for 317 yards last week, only passed for 146 yards and an interception.

Nick Sirianni praised new defensive coordinator Sean Desai, who replaced Jonathan Gannon.

“I really had a lot of confidence in our defense and we hired Sean because we had a lot of confidence in him and he’s done a nice job,” Nick Sirianni said. 

“I think what we’re doing well, what we’re really doing well is we’re playing with good fundamentals, and that will — and playing physical — and those will take you through no matter what level of football — playing physical and playing with good fundamentals will take you through Pee Wee football, middle school football, high school football, college football, professional football. 

“I think we’re doing a nice job tackling, I think they’re doing a really good job and that’s fundamentals and the coaches and the players have worked hard after each practice, you know the time they’ve put into those fundamentals.”


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Rookie defensive tackle Jalen Carter is excelling with each passing game. He had two tackles, half a sack, a quarterback hit and two forced fumbles against Tampa Bay.

“This defense is awesome,” Carter said. “I love the defense. Everybody trusts one another. Everybody plays their role and do what they got to do. And if somebody is going down, it’s that next man up and we are not worried about who the next man is. We trust him just as much as we trust the guy that’s starting the game. I love this defense.”

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