The Philadelphia Eagles had a hard landing
The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a heartbreaking loss in the Super Bowl. They blew a double-digit halftime lead as the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to win 38-35. The Chiefs seemed less bothered about the playing conditions than the Eagles. But it’s easier to stomach a few slips win you bring home the Lombardi Trophy. The Eagles’ general manager spoke about the field conditions Thursday.
Players complained about slipping during the Super Bowl, including Eagles defensive end Haason Reddick. Quarterback Jalen Hurts changed cleats during the middle of the game Sunday to try to keep from slipping. But there wasn’t much chatter about the turf at halftime.
After the game, many Eagles fans felt like the turf cost them the game because a quarterback with a high-ankle sprain could overcome the turf in a way their defensive line couldn’t.
Eagles general manager responds to grass issue
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was asked by reporters about the grass situation during the Super Bowl. They wanted to know how the grass affected the Eagles’ elite pass rush. According to Mike Garafolo with the NFL Network, Roseman said, “Both teams played on the same field.”
#Eagles GM Howie Roseman asked twice about the field conditions on Sunday and the effect on their team, particularly the pass rushers. Answers twice succinctly: “Both teams played on the same field.”
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 16, 2023
Roseman is right. The Chiefs had a good pass rush themselves during the 2022 season. They had the second-most sacks behind the Philadelphia Eagles for the regular season. The Chiefs recorded two sacks in the Super Bowl. The Eagles had none. The Chiefs offensive line got the job done in Glendale. That’s why they won the Super Bowl. Roseman understands that.
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