Haason Reddick knows his Eagles debut was not good enough

Haason Reddick’s aim going into each recreation is to do one thing that helps his workforce win.

And in his Eagles debut, that did not occur.

“At some level, I simply really feel like I’ve to make a play that impacts the sport as a result of that is what I was introduced right here to do,” he stated at his locker Thursday. “At some level within the recreation, I need to be an element.

“And whereas I did have some good performs, I did a variety of good issues, I do not suppose I actually made a game-changing play. And it is all proper. It’s Week 1. I’m not frightened about it. We have 16 extra weeks, 16 extra alternatives, and I do know the whole lot that I’m seeking to accomplish will come.”

It was a troublesome season opener for Reddick, who signed a three-year, $45 million take care of the Eagles in March.

It’s just one recreation, however aside from a two-yard loss on a Jamaal Williams operating play within the third quarter, Reddick was quiet within the Eagles’ 38-35 win over the Lions.

Pro Football Focus credited him with no pressures on 23 pass-rush snaps and gave him a pass-rush grade of 45.4 – 127th-best out of 129 move rushers they graded in Week 1.

Overall, he performed 47 snaps and completed with two whole tackles, together with one sort out for loss.

“There had been some issues that I did good, there have been some issues I want I noticed,” he stated. “I felt like I left three performs on the market that would have affected the sport.

“There had been a pair issues I noticed after the sport that I want I’d have seen through the recreation, however now that I do know what these issues are, I can give attention to that and it will open up a variety of issues for me. That’s all I gotta do. Just do what I did not do final week and the whole lot shall be OK.

“Week 1, man. Now it is time to get settled down, begin correcting the small particulars, the small minor errors, and begin enjoying soccer that is nearer to our customary.”

Reddick’s personal private customary relies on 23 ½ sacks the final two years. He’s considered one of solely 5 NFL gamers with 10 or extra sacks in every of the final two seasons.

But he by no means received near Jared Goff Sunday at Ford Field.

“The customary that I maintain for myself is increased than any expectations that anybody else might have,” he stated. “I at all times need to do my finest. I at all times need to present that I’m top-of-the-line gamers. My expectations and my requirements are at all times increased than what the followers might have, coaches might have.

“So the truth that I did not hit my customary? Lots of people inform me, ‘Oh, you performed an important recreation,’ this, that and the third. Ah, however I did not play to my customary. I did not do what I needed to do. And that is all I’m specializing in. I’m specializing in that for Minnesota after which each week going ahead.”

The Eagles’ vaunted line of defense managed just one sack towards the Lions – it was cut up between Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham and got here on an aborted play when Goff did not initially area Frank Ragnow’s heart snap.

After final 12 months’s disastrous 29-sack season, Reddick was introduced in to revive the Eagles’ moribund move rush.

Yeah, it is just one recreation, however this wasn’t the beginning anybody needed.

“There’s a variety of issues that go into it that the followers do not realize, the followers do not know, however I’m not going to get into that,” he stated.

“Fans are going to say what they need to say and have their very own opinions it doesn’t matter what anyone says. So I wasn’t frightened about that. I do know it is Philly, I do know it is a robust crowd, I’m not going to let it part me. The solely factor I’m frightened about is enjoying nice soccer.”

Reddick will make his residence debut Monday night time towards the Vikings on the Linc, only a few miles from the place he performed highschool soccer at Haddon Heights and the identical stadium the place he performed school soccer for Temple.

The hype meter goes to be off the charts, however Reddick shall be ignoring it.

“I’m not going to get caught up within the hype,” he stated. “I’m simply centered proper now on being higher than I was in Week 1. Fixing the issues that I did not do proper in Week 1. And that is all that I’m centered on.

“I’m not going to get caught up in, ‘Oh, you are again residence.’ I’m not going to let that stuff distract me. All I’m frightened about is enjoying good soccer for the Philadelphia Eagles.”

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