ESPN's Sal Paolantonio wants NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to do an investigation into the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 17 loss to the Washington Football Team and their decision to bench QB Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld during the game.
"If I'm Roger Goodell...I'm doing a forensic investigation of what went down," Paolantonio told Dan Patrick.
"You're being serious?" Patrick asked
"Totally," Sal Pal said. "Two thousand percent."
"What could the punishment be," Sal Pal continued when asked by Patrick what the punishment could be.
"Well, that's a good question. Let's not jump to punishment yet, let's just find out what happened here. Because if you're saying to me that you were playing to win the game, really who is buying that?
"I just want to know what happened. I think people want to know, I think people have a right to know, don't you?"
Paolantonio understands the public outrage with the Eagles' decision, as well.
"I think there is justifiable outrage, I personally do," Paolantonio said. "And I think there's sadness at the same time. Let me explain myself. I know the sacrifices that the players, and the coaches, and the team officials around the league made this year—and their families—to put on 256 football games in the regular season. I know the sacrifices that my colleagues at ESPN and other communications and reporters from all over had to make. I know the sacrifices me and my family had to make."
"Every game has priority to win," Pederson said. "This is the thing Angelo, I think when you look at our season, this one game did not make or break our season. We failed. We failed miserably. I'll be the first one to admit that. And I've got to look at myself, I'll start with myself and self evaluate and obviously as a coach and leader of this team to see how we can improve and where we need to improve, and head in that direction."