Haason Reddick can’t wait for December 4, when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the San Francisco 49ers. It’s a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game, which the Eagles won and advanced to the Super Bowl. Fair to say there’s some unfinished business to take care of for the 49ers.
Of course, let’s not forget that the Californian franchise was playing without their star rookie, Brock Purdy, who suffered an elbow injury (torn UCL). As a matter of fact, it was Reddick’s challenge that decommissioned the young quarterback. Needless to say, the 49ers players haven’t forgotten the incident. Yet the Eagles linebacker remains unfazed by the “crying” of their next opponents.
In an interview with KYW’s Dave Uram, Reddick said,
Talk is cheap. They get to come back to the Linc. It was a lot of boo-hoos last year—a lot of crying, a lot of what if, a lot of this, a lot of that. They get a chance to come back in here, line that s**t up, and prove it again.
What happened last time when the Philadelphia Eagles played the San Francisco 49ers?
The Eagles blew out the 49ers 31-7. Veteran QB Josh Johnson replaced Purdy in that game, but he too picked up a knock and had to go off. Head coach Kyle Shanahan had no choice but to send Purdy back on the field.
Naturally, it went from bad to worse. They were rendered unable to throw the ball. It’s foolish to even expect a quarterback to make plays with his badly hurt throwing arm. The game became a completely one-sided affair as the Eagles continued to run the ball on almost every drive. In all fairness, it could have been more than 31 points if the West Coast defense did not stay strong.
Our defense was doing what they were supposed to, and I feel like if Brock [Purdy] was in at quarterback and how our offense moves, I don't think it would have been close if that makes sense.
49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel said in February after the loss.
Samuel also mentioned that it may sound like his whining, but that’s not the case. He was only stating the facts as he saw them.
It's not sour grapes at all; it's just what I see every day. I'm not salty at all; I just speak facts.
Fortunately for the 49ers and Samuel, Purdy is fit and is firing in all cylinders. In the last three games, the Iowa product has had a passer rating of more than 110 and threw seven touchdowns, just one inception.