Xavier McKinney isn’t a fan of the Eagles
At the end of last season, in true Philadelphia Eagles fashion, they ended up purposely losing their week 17 game against the Washington Football Team so the New York Giants couldn’t make the playoffs.
One player on the Giants who now holds a grudge against the Eagles is safety Xavier McKinney. He says he didn’t watch the game because was confident that Philly would win, but of course they didn’t after benching quarterback Jalen Hurts in favor of Nate Sudfeld.
“It was a winnable game for them. And actually when I came home, I ain’t even watch the game because I had a feeling something like that was gonna happen — it was gonna be something weird going on. Because they had stuff going on the whole year with the whole quarterback situation,” McKinney said, via CBS Sports.
Once McKinney heard what was going on in the game from a group chat with the other Giants’ defensive backs, he turned the game on.
“I’m like, ‘Damn, what the hell? What’s going on?’ So I go look, I turn on the game and I start watching, and I’m like, ‘Damn, they just about to give it up.’ … They gave it up, man,” he said. “It was rough, it was rough to see it happen like that. But everything happens for a reason.”
At the end of the day McKinney and his teammates know they can only blame themselves for not making the playoffs last season.
“A lot of the games that we lost, it was all on us. It wasn’t nothing that the other teams did. That was kind of just what we got at the end of it,” McKinney said. “So we’ve just got to be better as far as the little things and how we handle our business.”
Now that the Giants’ roster is loaded with more talent, they once again can’t blame anyone but themselves if they don’t make the playoffs in 2021.
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