Tiger Woods Emerges As Inspiration For This NFL Head Coach And Franchise Currently Holding A Better Record Than Packers, Buccaneers, Patriots, And Reigning Champions LA Rams

Published 09/29/2022, 12:00 PM EDT
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES – 2021/12/17: Tiger Woods and his son Charlie are seen during the PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. Tiger Woods is making his return to competitive golf, 10 months after sustaining serious leg injuries in a car crash. Woods is paired with his son, Charlie for the tournament. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles are soaring over their opponents in the NFL. A slim win against the Detroit Lions, and after soundly thrashing the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Commanders, the Eagles stand 3-0. One of 2 teams in the NFL still undefeated, the Miami Dolphins being the other one. And now, Eagles’ Head Coach Nick Sirianni has let slip his secret motivation for the players: a Tiger Woods video clip.

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According to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano, Nick Sirianni’s ‘clip’ is of Tiger Woods in his prime, and in the video, Woods is seen to be saying he is “obsessed with getting better”, at a point when he was already the best in the game.

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This is probably what Sirianni wants from the Eagles too. Just because they’ve had a great opening to the season doesn’t mean they can take things easy. Their next game is against the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1). A team that broke the backs of the last two opponents they faced, even beating the Indianapolis Colts 24-0. 

Sep 25, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni stands on the field during warmups prior to the Eagles’ game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Analysts predict the Eagles to have a good season this year. Some predictions even favor them to win the NFC this year. Their dominant wins over the Commanders and the Vikings stand testament to their aggressive mentality this season.  

Philadelphia Eagles look to fend off Jaguars, continue dominant run

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Against the Commanders, DeVonta Smith caught eight passes and racked up a career-high 169 yards, and a touchdown. While QB Jalen Hurts was 22/35 for 340 yards, and 3 touchdown passes. The defense wasn’t lacking either, successfully sacking Commanders’ QB Carson Wentz 9 times. And holding their opponents to under 250 yards.

Sep 25, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) runs with the ball as Washington Commanders safety Bobby McCain (20) attempts the tackle during the third quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

When the Vikings came calling, Hurts threw 26/31 for 333 yards with 3 touchdown throws and rushed another 57 yards. Vikings’ QB Kirk Cousins was sacked twice, while they intercepted 3 of his passes. Overall, a dominant performance from the Eagles. 

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The Eagles undoubtedly are looking to continue this run of form. With former Eagles’ Head Coach and Super Bowl winner Doug Pederson, leading the Jaguars at the Lincoln Financial Field, fans are sure to be preparing for an epic clash. And if Tiger Woods is the one who inspires the Eagles to do better, then Sirianni has just found the Eagles’ Holy Grail.

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Arjun Sukumaran

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Arjun Sukumaran is an NFL author at Essentially Sports. A Mechanical Engineering graduate, his debating stints and voyages into research have become a part of his everyday life. Arjun loves cheeseburgers and is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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