Joyner disagrees with Jaworski, who says Hurts' weakness 'may be processing' defenses


Seth Joyner disagrees with Ron Jaworski that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has struggled this season to read the defense.

"I don't disagree with much that Jaws says, but I disagree with that. To imply that he's not reading and not processing would imply that he can't read defenses," Joyner said on Thursday's 94WIP Midday Show with Joe Giglio and Tom Kelly (filling in for Hugh Douglas). "And I may be wrong on that assessment, but I know how the minds of the Philadelphia fans actually work when they hear something like that.

"The problem is, you can't say that he processed well and he made great decisions last year and all of the sudden he rolls into this season and he doesn't know how to do it. That's nonsensical. Let's give some credit where credit is due. [New England Patriots head coach] Bill Belichick and his protege [Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator] Brian Flores came up with great plans to pressure Jalen and speed up his clock and show him things and be able to disguise things in a way to confuse, to only him—but you heard Jason Kelce talk about how they were confused in their blocking schemes. So therein lies the problem. It's early in the season and you need time to see these new things that defenses are trying to do to Jalen in order to come up with a plan about how you're going to rectify it and how you're going to solve it."

Ron Jaworski is a weekly guest of the 94WIP Morning Show with Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie and recently had this to say of Hurts, which is what Joyner was referring to.

"There may, may, there may be a weakness in his game as far as processing information quickly and the coordination of his eyes reading the coverage and then getting the ball out of his hands," Jaws said.

The Eagles are 2-0, but Hurts has just 363 passing yards in two games and Philadelphia's passing offense has been quiet so far this season.

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