“I’ll Tell Him That to His Face”- Philadelphia Eagles Star Looks Forward to Trash Talking Aaron Rodgers

Published 12/06/2020, 10:10 AM EST
Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) makes a catch against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (24) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


The Philadelphia Eagles take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. For the Eagles, they have a poor 3-7 record in the NFC East. And now they must take on one of the best teams in the NFL, the 8-3 Green Bay Packers.

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For the Eagles, they have problems in the quarterback position. Carson Wentz is having a horrible season so far, consistently putting in underwhelming performances for the Eagles.

However, this is the NFL, and it only takes one good game to turn your fortunes around.

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Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) passes the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles Defensive End Brandon Graham spoke to the press ahead of the game. Graham said that he was looking forward to playing against Aaron Rodgers, and he would be trash talking him throughout. Graham believes no one is exempt from trash talking.

He said, “Nobody is exempt of trash talk… I’ll tell him that to his face. It’s all respect, but today is going to be that type of day.

“We coming today, you know what I’m saying? Everybody knows, the quarterbacks know we’re coming so you better get ready. That type of stuff.” 

Graham talks Philadelphia Eagles game against Packers

Graham added that while he has immense respect for Aaron Rodgers, he is not concerned with how Rodgers takes his trash talking. He knows that it is all about getting the win.

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He claimed, “I have fun with that. But tempting him, he can take it however he wants to take it. Of course, he’s going to come ready, and try to beat us on that day.

“But you know, I’m going to be me. I’m going to have fun with anybody on that field and let him know that it’s going to be a hard day for you. We’re going to be battling. That’s pretty much what I’m saying. It’s going to be a battle.”

Graham has been enjoying a good season with a total of 38 tackles. In fact, 30 of those tackles were solo. He has 7 sacks in just 11 games so far and is on track to beat his career-high tally of 9.5 sacks in a season.

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It will be interesting to see if Graham can rally the Eagles to a win over the Packers. It is a curious test for the Eagles as they run the risk of missing the Playoffs this year; barely 3 years removed from their 2018 Super Bowl win.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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