Malcolm Jenkins ‘really bothered’ by Eagles’ demeanor in blowout loss to Saints
Malcolm Jenkins was visibly upset Sunday over how poorly the Philadelphia Eagles played in an embarrassing 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints. It does not appear that a few days to cool off helped calm the Eagles safety.
The outspoken Eagles team leader pulled no punches when assessing the horrible play in Sunday’s humbling setback when talking to reporters.
“The demeanor of the team really bothered me.” Malcolm Jenkins on some players showing a lack of fight. pic.twitter.com/2lnJwu2bfP
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“It was just embarrassing, quite frankly. It was one of those things that I didn’t feel like as a team we had a lot of fight,” Jenkins said Tuesday, via NJ Advanced Media. “I’d rather get thrown out of a game then just lay down and take it. It was a ton of frustrations.
“One being, you know, me obviously going back to New Orleans again, it meant a lot to me. But the demeanor of the team really bothered me. Then just the frustration of just having guys that work hard and spend a lot of time working and then get injured, it’s a rough day overall. At this point in time, we have to figure out some things about ourselves.
The Eagles were thoroughly outplayed by the Saints in all facets of the game, yet Jenkins took issue with the notion the team was playing uninspired football.
“I wouldn’t say uninspired, but when a team jumps on you like the Saints did and things get rolling, you find out a lot about yourself,” Jenkins said. “You’re going to get blown out regardless. You’re either going to get blown out swinging or you’re going to get blown out laying down, and I think we had a little bit of both.”
Much has been made of late of how — not to mention if — the Eagles can turn around their disappointing season. At 4-6, the Eagles surely remain in the mix for winning the NFC East, especially with three consecutive divisional games.
Whether or not the dreaded Super Bowl hangover will prove to be too much for the Eagles to overcome likely will be determined in the next three weeks. It starts Sunday when the Eagles host the Giants at the Linc.