Shane Steichen

SHANE STEICHEN: I just want to start off real quick, I just want to say I think [C] Jason Kelce being nominated for Walter Payton Man Of The Year, I think that’s a tremendous honor to be nominated for that prestigious award. That’s one of the biggest awards, I think, in all of sports. Tremendous honor, hat’s off to him for what he does for this league.

Q. Just wanted to get your perspective on QB Gardner Minshew and what went right with the passing game, the efficiency of the passing game, especially in the first half there when he was really cooking? (John McMullen)

SHANE STEICHEN: I thought he played a heck of a game. He was efficient getting the ball out of his hands, getting completions and moving the chains. I think that’s a tribute to his preparation that he puts in every week and also the guys. It was a team win.

[RB] Miles [Sanders] went for over 100 yards, [TE] Dallas [Goedert] had a big game, offensive line blocked their tails off. So, it was a complete effort by everyone in getting it going.

Q. I wanted to ask you about TE Dallas Goedert. I think he was targeted on the first four throws from Gardner. Was that kind of a concerted effort, getting him the ball early on coming out of a game a week ago where he didn’t have any yards receiving? (Ed Kracz)

SHANE STEICHEN: I think with any game plan – I know I’ve said this before, but we always want to get our guys the ball. We always have targets up for those guys and when you hit the right coverages on a few of those things, they hit for big plays. We hit the big touchdown to him on the third down. We got the coverage we wanted and hit the big play to him there.

Then obviously some of those screens, we got those things going early, so it was good to see.

Q. I’m curious what the biggest area of growth you’ve seen out of WR DeVonta Smith is? (Tim McManus)

SHANE STEICHEN: I think one of the biggest things is he’s such a talented player in general and his route running ability is really good. But he sees the game really well and when the coverages change, he knows how to adjust his route and when there’s zone coverage, he knows where to sit in the dead spots. At the line of scrimmage, his first step off the line of scrimmage continues to improve and he can create that separation to win the one-on-ones.

Q. RB Kenny Gainwell got to see some action on Sunday. After looking at the film, how would you assess the way he played after being inactive the previous week? (Chris Franklin)

SHANE STEICHEN: He was great, he did a good job. Obviously, he hit the big touchdown run, that third touchdown run. It was a great job by the offensive line on the double-team on the three technique and him hitting it and seeing it and [WR Jalen] Reagor making the block for him. It was one-on-one with the corner. He did a heck of a job there.

Coming out of the backfield, catching those footballs and hitting it. He’s an explosive player. We’re glad we have him on our team. Again, he saw the holes well, he hit it well, he had a good game.

Q. I want to ask you about the rookies in general on offense who are getting a chance to play a lot. Obviously, DeVonta Smith and OL Landon Dickerson and Kenny Gainwell. How much does this experience kind of help them knowing that you guys are going for a playoff berth and everything like that, playing these critical games and having a large role in that? I know, obviously, DeVonta and Landon have done this at Alabama, but I’m sure it’s different in the NFL. (Martin Frank)

SHANE STEICHEN: No question. It’s a tremendous opportunity for all three of those guys. Again, it was a great job of drafting those guys by [Eagles Executive Vice President/General Manager] Howie [Roseman] and his staff. Those are three really good players that are going to have a good future in this league for a long time. You can see the growth they’ve made throughout the weeks, and they continue to get better. It’s a tribute to them putting the effort in and also their position coaches for working with them day in and day out to get those guys better.

So, we just want to continue to improve, right, on their performances every week and continue to get better every day.

Q. Could you tell us what QB Jalen Hurts was like during the game on Sunday? How involved was he on the head set and stuff like that? And what was your perspective of what he did? (Bo Wulf)

SHANE STEICHEN: He was great. He was very involved, obviously, on the sidelines when we were talking through things, looking at certain pictures, looking at the next series, the drive, having good conversations on the sidelines with myself, [QB] Gardner [Minshew], [Eagles Quarterbacks Coach] Brian [Johnson], all those guys. So, it was good to see him. He was very involved, and he was in tuned.

Q. I was just curious, what does WR Jalen Reagor do well that complements 13-personnel? (Mike Kaye)

SHANE STEICHEN: He’s got really good speed. He’s got really good speed, so a lot of that stuff with him in there. Obviously, we ran it pretty good there in those situations, but he’s got speed to take the top off. If we ever want to take shots in those personnel groups, he has the speed to do it.

Q. What can Jalen Hurts learn or apply to his next start from watching Gardner? (Zach Berman)

SHANE STEICHEN: I think with anything everyone learns from everybody, right? Just like Gardner [Minshew] learns from [QB] Jalen [Hurts]. There’s a lot of things unique about both of those guys, they’re their own player. But I think with any position, you learn from each other, right?

So, like, for instance, like Miles [Sanders] learns something from Kenny [Gainwell], Kenny learns something from Miles or Dallas [Goedert] learns something from [former Eagles TE] Zach [Ertz], all those different things. I think everyone learns from each other. Coaches learn from each other and then anything you can take from one another, you take it and apply it to your game.

Q. Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni was asked the other day about snap counts and DeVonta Smith not getting as many snaps as WR Quez Watkins or Reagor, and he said 13 personnel was one of the reasons why. What was it about 13 personnel that you guys liked against this Jets defense? (Ed Kracz)

SHANE STEICHEN: I think, in general, it’s week to week, right? It’s week to week. Not getting into too much scheme stuff about the Jets and what they do defensively. That’s more so what it is than anything, is what are we going to the game plan with that personnel group? Who’s going to be that receiver in 13 personnel, and it just happened to be [Jalen] Reagor this week and that could change.