Jenkins: Eagles' lack of fight 'embarrassing'
3:19 PM ET
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins pointed to a lack of fight out of some of his teammates as a primary reason for his frustrations following a 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
“It was embarrassing, quite frankly. It was one of those things that I didn’t feel like as a team we had a lot of fight. I would rather get thrown out of a game than just lay down and take it,” Jenkins said at his locker stall Tuesday. “There were a ton of frustrations, one being obviously me going back to New Orleans — it’s a game that meant a lot to me — but just the demeanor of the team really bothered me.
“At this point in time, we need to figure some things out about ourselves.”
Jenkins was clearly upset postgame. Normally the last one to leave the locker room, he exited quickly without being interviewed. His responses to reporters who caught up with him in the tunnel were short and pointed.
Jenkins was irritated in-game that his former coach, Sean Payton, went for it on fourth down in the fourth quarter with the Saints up 31. After