Here are some postgame quotes from the Eagles’ celebrations after their 38-33 triumph over the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl for Philadelphia.
On what it means for the Eagles to have finally won the Super Bowl
If there’s a word called ‘everything,’ that’s what it means to Eagles fans everywhere. And you know, for Eagles fans everywhere, this is for them. This is for them.
On how he would describe the character of his team
It’s the most unique, together group of men. I told them I’ve never seen an incredible group of men in all my years of life that come together with all the adversity and injuries and losing our franchise quarterback, and you’re world champs. Incredible group of men. The coaches, beyond great. Doug [Pederson], unbelievable job. And his entire staff. Howie [Roseman].
And if I could, I’d like to dedicate this to all the Eagles fans around the world. And also for this one especially, for my mom and my dad, who mean the world to me.
On what he was thinking during Tom Brady’s game-ending Hail Mary pass
I was hoping it was incomplete. I just wanted it to be on the ground, and I wanted to see the clock go double-zero.
On his rise from coaching high school football to winning the Super Bowl
I can only give the praise to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity. And I’m going to tell you something. I’ve got the best players in the world, and it’s a resilient group. I love this coaching staff. Mr. Lurie, the owner. And not only do we have the best fans in the world, we now have the best team in the world. Thank you guys.
On his play-calling decisions with Nick Foles
We just wanted to stay aggressive. We mixed in some of the RPOs [run-pass option plays]. The Patriots did a great job of kind of nullifying some of that. But listen, my mentality was, I’m going to stay aggressive with Nick and let him use his playmakers to make plays.
On not being nervous on the big stage
I felt calm. We have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff. We felt confident coming in, and you know, we just went out there and played football.
You know, we’ve played this game since we were little kids. We’ve dreamed about this moment. There’s plenty of kids watching this game right now, dreaming about this moment [who] some day will be here. And to be here with my daughter and my wife, my family, my teammates, this city – we’re very blessed.
On what he was thinking when the play was called in the huddle that was his game-winning touchdown catch
Uh, I had better score. I mean, glory to God first and foremost. We wouldn’t be here without him. This team is amazing. I mean, each and every day we go out there, we love to practice, and I think that’s the foundation of this team. And wow, what a run it’s been.
On what he was thinking while his catch was being reviewed by the referees, and whether he had any doubt he had scored
No. Not at all. I mean, if they would have overturned that, I don’t know what would have happened in the city of Philadelphia. But I’m so glad they didn’t overturn it. And wow, we’re world champions!
On his game-changing sack and strip of Tom Brady
We just kept going. We said we needed a play. We got one more opportunity. We were going to give everything we got. And I just so happened to get there. And you know, I’m just thankful because we’ve got a team that’s resilient. You know, we’re going to stick around for a long time. Because we’re world champs, baby, and it feels so good.
On winning the Super Bowl for Philadelphia, and on the day of his daughter’s birthday
I guess that’s one gift that I don’t have to give, because I had to play hard for this one. But you know, I’m just happy, because we are world champs. And we worked our butt off. And everybody that doubted us, we’re world champs, baby, and that’s all I’ve got to say.