Eagles head coach Nick Siliani was all smiles after the Hawks beat the New York Giants in Saturday night’s divisional playoff game.
But the second-year head coach, now just one win away from a trip to the Super Bowl, took time after the game to get into 94.1 WIP and soon-to-retire morning show host Angelo Cataldi.
The problem has been Cataldi’s criticism all season of Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, who has received interest from multiple NFL teams looking to fill the head coaching vacancy. Cataldi wasn’t the only pundit in town who was highly critical of Gannon’s defensive approach, but he was the loudest.
“The Eagles’ defensive coordinator was scapegoated for much of last season by a defense that simply didn’t have enough staff to play at a championship level,” wrote Enquirer columnist David Murphy. “He showed why his owners never lose heart against the Giants.”
Speaking to reporters after the game, Sirianni singled out Cataldi’s name in a rant about the coverage Gannon had received, a season in which the Eagles’ defense was second only in yards allowed per game (301.5) with the San Francisco 49ers and set a new franchise record with 70 sacks.
“This guy is an unbelievable coordinator. The fact that he doesn’t have the respect of our radio station blows my mind,” Sirianni said, pointing to WIP, which broadcasts Eagles games.
“In fact, coaches from other teams asked me, ‘Will Jonathan Gannon be here?’ And I thought, ‘Somehow, yes,'” Sirianni added. “This guy is incredible. He’s going to be the NFL football coach because of what he’s done. This guy is a stud.”
Sirianni is scheduled to appear on Cataldi’s morning show on Monday.
“I can’t wait to talk to Angelo,” Sirianni said.
Sirianni explains profanity moment captured on Fox
Speaking of Sirianni, during the second quarter of Saturday night’s win over the Giants, Fox cameras caught him spitting some colorful language at the refs during a two-point attempt.
“I know the fuck—what I’m doing. I’m allowed to be here,” Sirianni said.
Siriani explained the outburst to reporters after the game.
“I wanted to call a timeout and he told me to go back,” Siriani said. “I’m not breaking out like I used to be on the hill. League, I can sprint 30 yards to get a timeout, so I need to be there because I don’t want to tear the hamstring out of the bone.”
Gronk doesn’t know who Eagles’ offensive coordinator is
Rob Gronkowski is one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, but he still has a lot of work to do if he’s going to match those skills as an announcer.
Appearing on Fox’s NFL pregame show Saturday ahead of the Eagles game, Gronk tried to credit Birds offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. He came closer.
“Their offense is the real deal, led by head coach Nick Siliani and offensive coordinator Sean Speckman.”
When Gronk is on the Fox scene, he brings a lot of energy, but his message is often lacking. Though he did provide an update on the future of his longtime teammate and friend Tom Brady from his vantage point.
“He’s probably getting some treatment on his arm as we speak now, so he’ll be ready to go next year,” Gronk said, adding that he thinks Brady will end up joining a “team that he’s most excited to play in.” team” or football. “
Whenever the seven-time Super Bowl champion decides to retire, Brady joins Grocker on Fox. Brady is expected to jump to the top of the list. 1 booth as long-term replacement for Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, who became ESPN’s top analyst after leaving Fox in the offseason for 20 years Monday Night Football.
The Eagles weren’t the only team taking on former Giants quarterback Eli Manning Saturday night at Linc Field. His brother, Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, attended the game with his son Marshall, who happened to be wearing a Jalen Hurts jersey.
One point goes to Fox analyst Darryl Johnson for telling a well-executed daddy joke in the first quarter of Saturday night’s game.
Hall of Fame head coach and current NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungey has again apologized for a since-deleted tweet targeting a transgender student with a debunked conspiracy theory that was too ludicrous to merit further explanation.