Nick Sirianni will call plays for Eagles, won’t reveal full plan for Jalen Hurts in preseason opener

Nick Sirianni will make his NFL debut as a head coach Thursday night time when the Philadelphia Eagles open their preseason towards the Pittsburgh Steelers. The preseason opener can even be the primary sport Sirianni would be the main play-caller as properly. 

“I would be the play-caller, after which Shane [Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen] would be the one speaking to the quarterback,” Sirianni mentioned previous to the beginning of the Eagles coaching camp observe Tuesday. “So I am going to say a quantity to Shane and Shane will say the quantity to Jalen [Hurts] if it is a wristband play, or I am going to say the quantity to Shane and he’ll learn it to Jalen.

“We have been in that state of affairs earlier than. That is simply so I can discuss to different individuals, too, and make some notes right here. I simply suppose that is the communication that he hears day by day in observe and that is why we’ll do it like that within the sport.”

Sirianni does have expertise calling performs, revealing Frank Reich gave him the first play-calling tasks in preseason for the Indianapolis Colts when he was the offensive coordinator. He additionally was the play-caller for some Chargers preseason video games beneath Mike McCoy and referred to as the passes for the Kansas City Chiefs in a 2011 sport (Week 15 towards the Green Bay Packers) after Todd Haley was fired as head coach. 

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“After we have been calling the performs in any respect the locations I have been, it is all the time, ‘Hey, this is’ – I believe the one distinction is I am not the one pulling the set off on each single one as a result of there was fixed communication in between collection,” Sirianni mentioned. “‘Hey, Frank, what do you concentrate on this, this, this, and this?’ Then it was Frank pulling the set off, however we’d discuss via it. 

“It is only a completely different man. We’re nonetheless going to speak via it as a workers, ‘Here’s what we need to run, and simply we’re calling this right now.'”

Sirianni additionally revealed Jalen Hurts will begin the sport with Joe Flacco coming in after him and Nick Mullens rounding out the night time. The Eagles have a plan for the way lengthy the primary staff will play within the preseason opener, however will not reveal it. 

“We’re nonetheless speaking via that. We’re nonetheless speaking via that day by day,” Sirianni mentioned. “We do not have precisely — once more, there are guys — everyone is in a bit of completely different situation. For me to say, ‘Hey, the starters are taking part in ‘this’ many –,’ we have mentioned everyone, and everyone has their very own little situation that we’re doing.

“That is why I do not need to let you know guys, ‘That is what number of collection. ‘If we exit and have a seven-play drive, then we reevaluate, similar to in a sport. If we go three and out, then we reevaluate.

“The whole lot is on — I do not need to say sliding scale, to say.” | Nick Sirianni will name performs for Eagles, will not reveal full plan for Jalen Hurts in preseason opener


Linh is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Linh joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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