Nick Sirianni Has Perfect Response To Ridiculous Super Bowl Question

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni

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Any time a major championship game is decided by a tight margin, fans are sure to wonder what their team may have been able to do differently to change the outcome.

This year’s Super Bowl is no different.

The Kansas City Chiefs won the game by 3 points on a late field goal in a game that had plenty of moments that could have turned the tide for the Eagles.

So, of course, a report decided to ask Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni about one of the moments that absolutely should not have been changed.

According to Ari Meirov, Sirianni was asked if he regrets punting on 4th and 3 from his own 32 in the 4th quarter while trailing by a point.

It’s a decision Sirianni seems pretty comfortable with.

I can’t even imagine the ridicule Sirianni would have received if he had chosen to go for it on 4th and 3 from the Eagles’ 32 yard line and not converted. At the time, the Eagles were training by a single point and there was plenty of time left for them to get the ball back.

Whoever asked this question may have believed that the team’s success on 4th down throughout the game meant that they should have gone for it in this scenario, but it was a different situation from their other conversions.

Their first came from the Chiefs’ 44. Their other conversion were on a QB sneak and from a Chiefs penalty.

A sneak wasn’t going to get the job done in this case and failing to convert would have basically handed the Chiefs another score.

They ended up scoring on the ensuing possession anyway, but the longest punt return in Super Bowl history wasn’t exactly a likely outcome of the decision to punt.

The 4th and 6 where they decided to kick a field goal would have been a more reasonable time to consider taking the risk.

The answer definitely wasn’t for the Eagles to go for it on a 4th and 3 from their own 32.