Jalen Hurts and Nick Sirianni are now safe…

Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts are doing well.

The answer was definitely embarrassing. However, it is essentially meaningless.

When the Eagles wrapped up minicamp earlier this month, Jalen Hurts was questioned regarding Nick Sirianni’s acceptance of the schematic adjustments made by new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

Hurts stammered and added, “Um, I mean, that’s a great question,” trying not to chuckle. “I’m not sure that I have the solution.” Hurts then responded to a follow-up inquiry on what he had observed Sirianni adjusting to it. “Well, I believe the signals he’s giving the squad have been excellent. attempting to speak with great intention. Yes.

Hurts was called out for not being more demonstrative in praising Sirianni with typical in-house flotsam clichés. When he did not, Hurts was questioned as to whether he had a working relationship with Sirianni.

He does.

The fact is, Hurts will need to have a greater relationship with Moore.

The two will be dealing with each other every day.

Hurts seems to be willing to learn.

“I think this whole entire offseason, it’s been about learning,” said Hurts, in a rare effusive moment for him, which holds far more credence than anything he uttered about Sirianni. “Learning and taking in new knowledge, new perspective with the minds that we have in the room. I think throughout the whole entire thing, that’s kind of been the emphasis. You get to a point where you kind of feel, ‘Hey, I’m going to feel comfortable with this, I’m going to like this.’ But that time comes when you can rep it, rep it, rep it later on.

“But right now, it’s been a lot of new inventory in. Majority of it, probably 95% of it being new. It’s just been that process and it’s been a fun process because you get to see what works for other people. The number of coaches that I’ve had since I’ve been here, I’ve been able to take in a lot of new knowledge and new understanding. So, I think the goal coming in was to learn Kellen’s offense and master it and I think that’s been a process and I think by the end of it, I want it to be mine and have it in my own way.

“I think that’s kind of a credit to the lack of continuity with that and it being a thing where I’ve kind of had to take all these new things and new voices and still go out there and be successful and efficient. I think that’s exactly what’s going to happen again.”

Most teams in the NFL run the same things. Disguising what they run is significant. The Eagles hardly disguised anything in 2023. Teams knew what they were running. It basically left Hurts out there to fend for himself.

Moore has a penchant for using pre-snap motion. He ran motion throughout Eagles’ minicamp involving everyone.

The deeper concern with the 2024 Eagles, hopefully, has been fixed.

And it does not involve how Hurts and Sirianni get along.

The 2023 Eagles quit the last seven games. The team lost faith in late-season defensive coordinator replacement Matt Patricia and first-year offensive coordinator Brian Johnson.

Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman are smart enough to know that if the Eagles did quit on Sirianni, they would have fired him. They did take quite a bit of control from Sirianni. Moore, to everyone’s understanding, will run the offense. Vic Fangio will have complete autonomy of the defense, much like Jim Johnson had under Andy Reid.

The coin toss will be called by Sirianni.

Consider this, though: Sirianni, not Kellen Moore or Vic Fangio, will decide what to do next on a windy winter’s day Sunday, December 29, at approximately 7:15 p.m., when the Eagles are trailing Dallas, 24-23, despite scoring a touchdown with two seconds remaining in regulation and with the playoffs on the line.

Sirianni is going to hold the game.

That is the true center of power.

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