Sirianni on Reagor's drops: 'Never comes down to one play'


Angelo Cataldi just wanted to confirm what Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was saying, that neither of the two Jalen Reagor drops were play calls for the second-year wide receiver.

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"Yeah, that's correct, Angelo," Sirianni said on Monday's 94WIP Morning Show.

Reagor had two costly drops near the end zone in the Eagles' 13-7 loss at the New York Giants on Sunday, one with about one minute remaining in the game and the other with 15 seconds to go.

"Obviously he's going to want those plays back," Sirianni said. "We want those plays back for him. He expects to make those plays, we expect him to make those plays, but it never comes down to one play. We've all had our hand in that one. The play calling, the turnovers, the drops at the end. When it happens at the end I know what it can seem like that, that's it's all on one guy, but it's on all of us. And it starts with me as the head coach."

Sirianni expanded on the fact that neither of those two targets for Reagor were predetermined play calls for the 22-year-old Eagles wide receiver, who had just two catches for 31 yards and three drops on a team-high seven targets in Sunday's loss.

"In that last series right there, they were doing a couple of different things. The last play of the game is a scramble, a scramble play can go to anybody, as we all know that," Sirianni explained. "And the play with the go ball right there. When we get an opportunity in a two minute drill and you get a press man opportunity on a go ball you take it, because that's a way to create an explosive play right there. So we've taught our quarterback that. So the play call was not for Jalen, but the defensive look that the team gave us, gave us an opportunity to end the game on that play.

"Now, in that particular case, it didn't work. But that's what we teach our guys. That's kind of what happened in a couple of games that were played this weekend, both college and pro, but it didn't work out for us so obviously you always want that back when it didn't work out."