Accountability is something that many NFL players struggle with, especially in the heat of the moment.
It can be the easy way out to blame others and make excuses for playing a certain way or making a mistake.
After last night’s Super Bowl loss, one member of the Philadelphia Eagles was accountable for an action that might have cost the Eagles the game.
Top of the morning: Once again, James Bradberry showed tremendous character in this moment —owning the call & sticking around to answer questions from every single media member who approached him. He said he hopes to let it go by Monday. https://t.co/JGDaeAFqj9
— JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 13, 2023
James Bradberry is one of the Eagles’ best defenders, especially on some of the league’s most prolific pass-catchers.
Last night, he pulled on JuJu Smith-Schuster’s jersey, resulting in a flag being thrown, and the Kansas City Chiefs gaining an extra first down, resulting in the game-winning field goal.
While many around the league have been critical of this call, Bradberry owned up to it.
He knew that he pulled on Smith-Schuster’s jersey, and had to live with the consequences.
The easy way out would have been for Bradberry to blame the referees, citing that they did a poor job of calling the game.
What’s next for Bradberry and the Eagles?
Likely, some rest before heading into the 2023 season.
The Eagles were consistently one of the best teams in the NFL this year but ultimately fell short in the title game.
They will likely be in a similar position next year, given the current status of the NFC, and the dominance of their team, top to bottom.
It is the weaker of the two conferences, and Jalen Hurts, Bradberry, and other key contributors will be hungry for revenge next season.NEXT: The Eagles Joined An Unfortunate Group Sunday Night