In a heated exchange of words, Jordan Phillips, the Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle, refuted accusations made by Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce. Kelce had asserted that Phillips was intentionally targeting Eagles guard Cam Jurgens during a recent game.
Phillips Presents His Case
During an exclusive interview with WROC in Buffalo, Phillips vehemently defended his actions, arguing that it is challenging to halt momentum once an opposing player is in motion. He dismissed Kelce’s claim of malicious intent towards Jurgens, stating, “How am I going to stop, regardless? You can dish it out, obviously, but you can’t take it. That’s just soft.”
Despite Kelce’s outrage, the officials did not signal any fouls against the 31-year-old, prompting the veteran to label it an “absolute disgrace” from the NFL.
Phillips Criticizes Eagles’ Playing Style
Phillips took the opportunity to criticize the Philadelphia Eagles’ infamous “tush-push” technique, suggesting that it might be removed at the end of the season. The maneuver involves offensive linemen shoving the quarterback over the line, with Phillips alleging that Kelce and the Eagles often resort to targeting opponents’ knees.
“WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TUSH PUSH, HE DIVES AT SOMEBODY’S KNEES EVERY PLAY AND TRIES TO ROLL THEM UP. FOR HIM TO SPEAK ABOUT SOMEBODY BEING DIRTY, I DON’T THINK HE HAS ANY RIGHT OR ANY MEANS TO CALL FOR A FINE WHEN HE DOES A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF. I THINK IT’S CRAZY FOR HIM TO EVEN MENTION THAT.”
Kelce’s Media Presence and the Game Outcome
Addressing Kelce’s media presence, Phillips took a not-so-subtle dig at the Eagles’ center, remarking on his newfound voice through his brother’s podcast and questioning the sensibility of its usage. Meanwhile, the Eagles narrowly defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-34 on the day, with the Philadelphia team boasting a 10-2 record, while the Bills stand at 6-6.