Q. Can you kind of take us through the final offensive play? Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni kind of said WR DeVonta Smith, I guess, was 1A, TE Dallas Goedert was 1B. What was the original goal of the play? (John McMullen)
SHANE STEICHEN: We were trying to get the ball to [TE] Dallas [Goedert] and [WR] DeVonta [Smith], and they covered it up pretty good. [QB] Jalen [Hurts] scrambled around and threw it to [WR] Jalen Reagor at the end of the game.
Q. So DeVonta wasn’t open? (Jeff McLane)
SHANE STEICHEN: Yeah, he got undercut a little bit and so he was looking for him, and then he scrambled around.
Q. So he shouldn’t make that throw? (Jeff McLane)
SHANE STEICHEN: He got a little pressure, so he had to move around a little bit.
Q. Wasn’t the pressure after he was initially open on the call? (Jeff McLane)
SHANE STEICHEN: Yeah, he moved around. The guy was kind of underneath it. It would have been a heck of a football throw if he made it.
Q. Nick Sirianni said Jalen Hurts is sore. As you put the gameplan together, do you have to put a plan together for QB Gardner Minshew as well? (Zach Berman)
SHANE STEICHEN: That’s stuff we talk about. Obviously, we’re going through that process right now with Jalen. We’re working through that right now.
Q. How much different would the offense look with the different quarterback because of how unique Jalen Hurts is? (Dave Zangaro)
SHANE STEICHEN: You know what, we’re going to run what we run, and I think we’ve got to continue to do that. We’ve been pretty efficient running the football, and obviously we’ve got to get our pass game to where we want it to be, and that’s the bottom line.
Q. What have the conversations with Gardner been like so far this week? (Tim McManus)
SHANE STEICHEN: He’s in here today, so we’ll talk to him today. Like I said, we’re getting ready for Jalen [Hurts], and we’ll go from there.
Q. If Jalen Hurts is out there with an injured ankle, does that limit some of what he can do well? (Zach Berman)
SHANE STEICHEN: Yeah, he’s an explosive runner. Obviously, he runs the football really well, so we’ve got to work through those things.
Q. How much of a blow is losing T/G Jack Driscoll? And what have you seen from G Nate Herbig? Obviously, center isn’t, I guess, the position he’s gotten the most reps at, but at guard what can he do? (Reuben Frank)
SHANE STEICHEN: Losing Jack, Jack’s played really good football, but Nate Herbig, he’s been here for a while. He’s stepped in. He’s played the center position. He’s played the guard position, and he prepares every week. You see him in the meetings asking really good questions. He’s tough.
He played a good game, obviously had those holding calls, but he came in and stepped in well at the center position when [C Jason] Kelce went out, and we’ve got to go from there.
Q. When it comes to the passing game specifically, are you able to identify why it’s not up to expectation? (Josh Tolentino)
SHANE STEICHEN: I think we look through those things every week. Obviously, we’ve got to do a better job, I’ve got to do a better job as offensive coordinator putting our guys in position to make those plays and getting them in position. We’ve got to look at those things and see what they’re playing defensively to put our guys in position to make plays.
Q. When you looked at it, what did you see? You said you have to look at it. I imagine — (Zach Berman)
SHANE STEICHEN: Obviously, we’ve got to do a better job of putting our guys in position to make plays. Obviously, this week will be different. It’s a different coverage scheme. We’ve got to do a good job of getting completions and getting the ball out of our hands.
Q. When C Jason Kelce leaves the game because, obviously, he’s the type of player he is, when he leaves in game, does that shift things dramatically for you guys? Because he does so much protection-wise and all that. (John McMullen)
SHANE STEICHEN: Yeah, he does, but Nate Herbig, like I said, he prepares like crazy every week. So, he does a good job of seeing it and communicating as well. That trickles down. When Kelce’s in those meetings, everyone is hearing the same thing. So, when Nate steps in, he did a heck of a job.
Q. We saw RB Kenny Gainwell get involved in the pass game kind of late, is there an opportunity to maybe find a role for him before that moment? (Dave Zangaro)
SHANE STEICHEN: Yeah, obviously. I say this every week. We’re trying to get everyone the football. That was one of those drives at the end of the game, they were giving us the flat route, and we kept taking it for completions.
Q. What does the Jets’ defense do well? (Mike Kaye)
SHANE STEICHEN: You know what, they play their coverage scheme and their front really well. Obviously, up front, they’ve got [Jets LB C.J.] Mosley in there and then [Jets DL] Quinnen Williams. Those two players are really good players. Obviously, Mosley is a veteran guy. He gets them all lined up, gets them wired, and then Williams inside is a load. He can rush the passer. He’s really good in the run game.
Again, any time you play any type of defense, any team in the NFL, it’s going to be a battle because everyone’s good. So, we’ve got to be ready to go.
Q. You guys had the joint practices with the Jets earlier in the year. How different does this Jets defense look now as opposed to the one you saw when you first practiced with them? (Chris Franklin)
SHANE STEICHEN: From a scheme standpoint, they still run the same scheme. There hasn’t been much change there from a scheme standpoint. They’re getting better every week just with anything. As you keep preparing and getting better and get to work together, new staff, new players, new coaches, all that stuff, you continue to grow as a group, and that’s what they’ve done.
Q. Jalen Hurts’ decision-making was questionable, obviously, on several plays. Is this something you have seen before, or do you feel like this is an anomaly? (Jeff McLane)
SHANE STEICHEN: With anything, he’s been playing really good football. Obviously, last week wasn’t his best, and he knows that. We’ve got to do a better job as coaches helping him there. We get those corrections made yesterday, and then we go from there and get it corrected this week going forward.
Q. What do you see from him after a game like that? (Reuben Frank)
SHANE STEICHEN: He’s frustrated, just like we’re all frustrated. Any time you lose and you turn the ball over like we did, right, it’s going to be frustrating. But we’ve got to get those things corrected and move on. That’s all we can do right now, right? The thing is get them corrected and move on and get on to the Jets. That’s it.
Q. What are the main teaching points? Is there one kind of underlying theme? (Tim McManus)
SHANE STEICHEN: There’s a few things. Obviously at the end of the half, you’ve got to throw that ball away, and he knows that. Going forward, we can’t make that decision there at the end, and we’ve got to throw that thing away, and you learn from those.
Obviously, again, with a young player, you make some mistakes. You’ve got to learn from those things. Not everything is going to be perfect. Not every call is going to be perfect. You’ve got to learn from those things.
Q. The play action percentage was down on early downs this game. Why was that? (Zach Berman)
SHANE STEICHEN: I thought we were running the ball pretty good. We went for over 200 yards running the football. So, we were running the football. Obviously, we had a couple play actions we didn’t hit, but we’ve got to keep working through that.
Q. WR Jalen Reagor obviously had some opportunities late. Nobody would’ve liked the plays more than him. How do you handle that when a player is in a position to do something well, doesn’t accomplish it? How do you keep him on the right path? (John McMullen)
SHANE STEICHEN: The thing is he works his butt off. Jalen works his butt off week in and week out. No one wants to catch those footballs more than he does. But you got to love those guys up and keep going because that’s the only way you can do is working and keep prepping and practice and all that thing and keep grinding through those things.
Then you overcome those things and keep working through it, and you hit some big ones, and your confidence grows.
Q. Jalen Hurts has said before, when he’s making decisions, that no one sees what I see. How do you guys put yourself in position to see what he sees and why he makes the certain decisions? How do you take that into account while also pointing out when you think he didn’t make the proper read? (Jeff McLane)
SHANE STEICHEN: I think obviously throughout the week you go through the preparation part. You’re in meetings saying, ‘Hey, if they play this, we’re thinking this. This is where the read starts,’ and those type of things. But things change throughout the game. They might give you a different look.
So, he might say, ‘Hey, I saw this guy doing this, so I was thinking this,’ and that happens in football. I’ve been around a lot of quarterbacks that see things differently. When you’re out there, obviously things change on the move, and you got to trust what you see.
Q. What happened on the first interception from your vantage point? It looked like WR Quez Watkins kind of slowed down. (Mike Kaye)
SHANE STEICHEN: He was running end cut. I thought it was a good read by Jalen [Hurts]. You could see he got hooked a little bit. I thought the ball was good, and he got hooked a little bit as he was coming in, and the guy got in front of it and caught it. That was it.