Motivation or not, Eagles watching Super Bowl LVII tape to prepare for rematch originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Whether or not the Eagles want to use their loss in Super Bowl LVII as extra motivation for Monday night’s game against the Chiefs in Kansas City is really up to each individual player.
But there’s one thing they can’t avoid.
They gotta watch it.
“Yeah, it is kind of weird,” left tackle Jordan Mailata said. “But it is a leg up because you can kind of see the similarities from last year to this year on both sides and you can kind of learn from it. Not kind of. You can. It’s pretty evident.”
As the Eagles prepare to face the Chiefs in a Super Bowl LVII rematch, even though the teams have changed significantly in the months since the game, they’d be doing themselves a disservice to not utilize the tape from that game. So from high-angle and end zone cutups, the Eagles have been watching that film this week in preparation, all while attempting to suppress the emotions that come with rewatching the most devastating loss of their careers.
Although, it has been nine months since that crushing defeat at this point. It’s not that the Eagles are over it — they might never be over it — but they’ve already gone through the mourning process.
And, believe it or not, they claim it hasn’t been as hard to remove the emotion from the rewatch as you might expect.
“It was a lot easier than I thought it would be,” Mailata said.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t some moments that sting a little bit.
“We’ve seen a lot of it at this point,” Jason Kelce said. “I think whenever you watch it, there’s plays that you want back and things that were there that weren’t capitalized on, which is frustrating. But all in all, it didn’t work out. No sense in looking back on it any other way. We had an opportunity to win the game and just didn’t get it done. We’re more just focused on this one.”
The Eagles’ coaching staff has…
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Publish date : 2023-11-18 12:00:00
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