What Kelce thinks is the actual good thing about Eagles’ bye week initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Jason Kelce stated Nick Sirianni has proven the Eagles a selected Kobe Bryant video “a thousand occasions” over the past couple seasons.
It’s about fundamentals.
The video is of motivational speaker Alan Stein Jr. explaining a second the place he wakened early to look at Bryant’s exercise and was floored to see how a lot time Bryant spent on seemingly elementary drills and workouts.
When Stein lastly requested Bryant why he spends a lot time on such easy drills, Bryant responded, “Why do you assume I’m the most effective participant on the planet? Because I by no means get uninterested in the fundamentals.”
One of Sirianni’s core values is fundamentals.
That’s been the emphasis this week.
“The backside line is we do plenty of superior issues right here from completely different methods to analytics to drawn up performs and schemes and all these items,” Kelce stated. “All that stuff is admittedly vital. But it’s all constructed on the inspiration of expertise and information. To re-focus on that after you’ve been getting away from it and having to concentrate on different issues is good.”
The Eagles earned a bye week after they clinched the No. 1 seed within the NFC with a Week 18 win over the Giants. While the obvious profit to incomes that bye week is relaxation, Kelce stated that’s not the highest profit in his eyes.
“I believe the remaining is OK. Obviously the remaining is nice,” Kelce stated. “But you’re not going to achieve that a lot physicality with per week off at this level within the season. It’s been an extended season, all people’s nonetheless going to be sore subsequent week.
“I actually do assume the most important benefit is that little shift from evaluation of someone else to self-assessment. Because we absolutely consider that success on recreation day, on the finish of the day, goes to return right down to us. Whether we make errors, whether or not we flip the ball over, all of these items have been very controllable from our standpoint. That’s going to find out whether or not we win or lose any of those video games.”
Instead of occurring trip, the Eagles put the pads again on and held practices on Thursday and Friday. Padded practices are uncommon late within the NFL season however with no recreation, the Eagles had been in a position to put them again on. It’s what they did with their bye week earlier than the playoffs after the 2017 season too.
Because the Eagles gained’t know who they’ll host within the divisional spherical till this weekend’s slate is performed out, there’s no recreation planning this week. It’s all about self-scouting. For the coaches, which means discovering tendencies. And for the gamers, it’s about honing their approach.
Kelce defined that some approach issues “go bye the wayside” a bit all through the lengthy season. So a lot focus week to week within the NFL is about recreation plan and opponent.
This week is all about trying inward.
“We know that if we play our recreation and do what has allowed us to be actually profitable this yr,” Kelce stated, “that we will hold with all people, we will beat all people.”
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