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Herson Reddick knows his Eagles debut wasn't good enough

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Haason Reddick’s goal in every game is to do something that helps his team win.

And in his Eagles debut, that didn’t happen.

“At some point, I feel like I have to make a play that impacts the game because that’s why I’m here,” he said Thursday in his locker. And I want to be a factor.

“I had some good plays, but I did a lot of good things. , I have 16 more opportunities, and I know that everything I set out to achieve will come true.”

It was a difficult season opener for Reddick, who signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Eagles in March.

Only one game, but aside from a 2-yard loss on a running play to Jamal Williams in the third quarter, Reddick was quiet in the Eagles’ 38-35 victory over the Lions.

Pro Football Focus rated him under no pressure in 23 pass rushing snaps, giving him a pass rushing grade of 45.4 – 127.th– Highest among 129 pass rushers scored in Week 1.

Overall, he had 47 snaps and finished with two total tackles, including one tackle for loss.

“There were some things I did well. There were some things I wanted to see,” he said. “I felt like he left three plays that could affect the game.

“There were some things after the game that I wish I had looked at during the game, but now that I know what they are, I can focus on that and it will open up a lot. All you have to do is do what you didn’t do last week and all will be well.

“It’s week one. It’s time to settle down, fix the details and small little mistakes and start playing football that’s closer to our standards.”

Reddick’s own personal standards are based on 23.5 sacks over the past two years. He is one of his five NFL players to have recorded his 10 or more sacks in each of the last two seasons.

But he was nowhere near Jared Goff at Ford Field on Sunday.

“The standards I set for myself are higher than any expectations others can have,” he said. I always want to show that my expectations and standards are always higher than any fan or coach can have.

“So the fact that I didn’t live up to my standards? Oh, but I didn’t live up to my standards. I didn’t do what I wanted to do. And that’s all I focus on. I’ve been focusing on that for Minnesota and have continued every week since. ”

The Eagles’ vaunted defensive line could only manage one sack against the Lions. Sack was split between Fletcher He Cox and Brandon He Graham, with Goff first flank Ragneau center He ended up in an interrupted play when he failed to field the snap.

After last year’s dismal 29-sack season, Reddick was brought in to revive the Eagles’ dying pass rush.

Well, it’s just one game, but it wasn’t the start everyone wanted.

“There are a lot of things that fans don’t realize, that fans don’t know, but I won’t go into that,” he said.

“The fans say what they want and they have their own opinion no matter what anyone says. I know one thing, all I care about is playing great football.”

Reddick will make his home debut against the Vikings at the rink on Monday night. We are just a few miles from where we played high school football at Haddon Heights and the same stadium where we played college football at Temple.

Hypemeter goes off the charts, but Reddick ignores it.

“I’m not going to get caught up in the hype,” he said. “I’m focused now on being better than I was in week 1. Fixing what I didn’t do well in week 1. That’s all I’m focused on.”

“I’m not going to get caught up in ‘Oh, you’re coming home.’ I can’t let that distract me. What I’m worried about is the Philadelphia Eagles. Just playing soccer.”

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