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Eagles’ Britain Covey Opens Up About Disappointing Season, Points Fingers

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Eagles’ Britain Covey Opens Up About Disappointing Season, Points Fingers

Radio Row inside the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center is packed up. It’s time for the actual game, Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.

Earlier in the week, though, on Radio Row, Britain Covey showed up and his words still echo regarding the infamous collapse of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Britain Covey John McMullen SI Eagles Today

“I definitely think we got emotionally tired from trying to figure out what the problem was and we kept trying to pinpoint it as this and pinpoint it as that,” said Covey.

Some may take issue with Covey speaking on behalf of the team, dismissing him as “just” the punt returner.

Never mind that he was one of the best at his job in the NFL this year. Covey was always in the locker room and a popular figure inside it, too. He certainly is well-qualified enough to have his finger on the pulse of what was happening on the inside.

“There was some miscommunication I think from coaches to players, there was some pointing fingers from player to player and there was kind of letting outside voices impact our love for the game and just the happiness that we had,” he said. “All that combined to really just make us spiral”

Covey is hoping for more of a role in the receiving game this season, and he has probably earned that right. A source said that quarterback Jalen Hurts even went to bat for Covey to get some receiver reps during games.

Now, with the Eagles needing to find receivers to fill the cupboard beside A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, Covey should get some looks there once OTAs begin in May and training camp opens in July.

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“Honestly, I think you’re going to see a team this year that is going to be like I’m not letting that same thing happen,” he said in Vegas. “And I’m not just saying on the field performance, but I’m not letting that impact me, I’m not letting this impact me, and I think you’re going to see a lot more resilient people, players because of it. I know I will be (but) you want to pinpoint a spot that goes wrong.”

Covey mentioned offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, who was fired and then hired by the Washington Commanders to be their passing game coordinator under OC Kliff Kingsbury.

“It wasn’t Brian Johnson, (but) I definitely think we needed some changes, and so we have a new coordinator (Kellen Moore) and I think it’s going to be good for us,” he said.

“I just think you need change, you need fresh eyes, but we still got the pieces. We still got the pieces this year and we have (a lot of) draft picks. It’s crazy. So, we’re gonna do something. I definitely think we overcorrected in some areas last year and under-corrected in others.”

Radio Row inside the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center is a lively and bustling place with people from all over the sports world and media gathering to share their thoughts, experiences, and predictions for the upcoming Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. However, amidst the excitement and energy of Radio Row, one person stood out: Britain Covey. Despite being known as “just” the punt returner, Covey’s insights and observations have proven to be valuable in understanding the challenges faced by the Philadelphia Eagles.

In an interview, Covey expressed his thoughts on the team’s recent struggles and what he believes led to their downfall. He acknowledged that the team had become emotionally exhausted from trying to pinpoint the cause of their problems. They had experienced miscommunication between coaches and players, pointing fingers among teammates, and allowing outside influences to impact their love for the game. Covey strongly felt that all of these factors combined to create a negative and toxic environment for the team, leading to their downward spiral.

Covey’s perspective on the team’s situation is insightful, especially considering his experience as a player in the NFL. Despite being primarily known as a punt returner, Covey has been a regular presence in the Eagles’ locker room and has a strong understanding of the team dynamics and internal workings. His observations shed light on the challenges faced by the Eagles and the need for change and improvement.

Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Covey is eager to take on a more significant role in the Eagles’ offense. He has been vocal about his desire to contribute as a receiver and has garnered support from his teammates, including quarterback Jalen Hurts. The Eagles are looking to revamp their receiving corps, and Covey’s determination and ambition have positioned him to be a strong contender for a more prominent role. With OTAs and training camp on the horizon, Covey’s performance and potential contributions to the team will be closely watched and anticipated.

As a new season approaches, Covey remains optimistic and resilient in his outlook for the team. He is determined to overcome the challenges and setbacks faced in the previous season, highlighting the need for resilience and fortitude, both on and off the field. Covey emphasized the importance of learning from past mistakes, embracing change, and maintaining a positive mindset. He firmly believes that the team has the necessary pieces in place to bounce back and succeed, given the upcoming draft picks and the infusion of new talent.

In reflecting on the changes within the Eagles’ coaching staff, Covey acknowledged the departure of offensive coordinator Brian Johnson and the arrival of new coordinator Kellen Moore. He expressed confidence in the changes, citing the need for fresh perspectives and new approaches to propel the team forward. Covey’s insights reflect a sense of optimism and determination, signaling a renewed sense of purpose and direction within the Eagles organization.

The challenges and setbacks faced by the Philadelphia Eagles have undoubtedly been a catalyst for change and growth. Covey’s perspective on the team’s struggles and his unwavering determination to contribute and make an impact reflect a spirit of resilience and optimism. As the team prepares for the upcoming season, Covey’s presence and commitment to improvement serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for his teammates and fans alike.

As Radio Row buzzes with excitement and anticipation for the Super Bowl LVIII, Britain Covey’s presence and insights have left a lasting impression, offering a unique perspective on the Philadelphia Eagles’ journey and the path forward. His words resonate as a testament to the resilience and determination required to overcome challenges and emerge stronger on the other side. With a new season on the horizon, Covey’s optimism and ambition serve as a beacon of hope for the Eagles and their fans as they look ahead to the future.

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