The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to put the devastating Super Bowl loss behind them.
But, knowing how they lost is hard to recover from.
Cornerback James Bradberry committed a holding penalty on JuJu Smith-Schuster, allowing the Chiefs to set up the game-winning field goal.
Now, Bradberry has expressed his thoughts on that play.
He went on Darius Slay’s podcast to discuss what had happened.
According to The Volume, Bradberry said “I’d rather score them than commit that foul.”
“Looking back on it, I wanted him to score and then he fouled”
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) May 16, 2023
Bradberry mentioned how he doesn’t plan on that happening again.
He hopes he learns from his mistake and will be much better this season because of it.
Slay also noted that the defensive backs “catch every play.”
So it’s just a matter of whether the referee wants to make the call or not.
Playing defensive back is one of the toughest jobs in the NFL.
The inclusion of some of the best athletes in the world is what makes it such a challenge.
That’s why most defensive backs try to look for any small advantage they can get.
At least Bradberry owns it when it comes to that play in the Super Bowl.
He knows he cheated, and he gets caught.
It will be interesting to see how the Eagles play in 2023.
Many teams have suffered from “Super Bowl hangovers” in the past.
The way his season ended, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him take a step back in 2023.
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