The Philadelphia Eagles are in danger of missing out on the playoffs after falling to 4-6 on Sunday thanks to a blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints, who are fighting for the best record in the NFC. Therefore, Malcolm Jenkins is upset.
After the loss, a clearly frustrated Malcolm Jenkins, who was making his first return to the Super Dome since he left the Saints in 2013, flipped off his former coach Sean Payton after the Saints’ coach decided to throw the ball on fourth down with the outcome of the game all but secured for the Saints, who had a 31-point lead at the time.
Jenkins was beaten by Alvin Kamara, who scored a 37-yard touchdown on the play.
“I’m a competitor. I love Sean to death. I know what type of guy and coach he is. That was more so personal between me and him,” Jenkins said after the game.
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“We talked after the game. It’s all good. I know Sean. They’re going to go for it. I was more so upset that it was on me.”
Payton also downplayed the incident, praising Jenkins after the game.
“I think the world of him. He’s a tremendous player,” Payton said. “I hate that he got out of here. That was probably as big a mistake as we’ve made here in 13 years. He’s made up of all the right things, and he’s a tremendous competitor.”
After the game, Jenkins was also critical of his team’s inability to win games this season.
“[Being] winners of the Super Bowl last year doesn’t win you a goddamn game this year,” Jenkins said when asked about the team’s poor play following a title run. “So when you look at what we’ve done all year, our record [4-6] is reflective of how we’ve played. It’s as simple as that. There’s nothing confusing about it. Just turn on the tape, and watch. You get what you put in.”