John McMullen

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John McMullen is the NFL Insider for JAKIB Media and contributes Eagles and NFL coverage for SI.com. You can listen to John every Monday and Friday on SIRIUSXM’s Tony Bruno Show with Harry Mayes, every Tuesday and Thursday with Eytan Shander on SBNation Radio, and daily on your favorite podcast platform for “Extending the Play.” A South Jersey native, John has covered the NFL and NBA for over two decades. He lives with his wife and best friend, Isabella, the Beagle Bulldog who often chimes in with her own opinions on-air.

You can reach him at jmcmullen44@gmail.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen .

November 22, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Slow-and-steady Eagles are starting to tick all the playoff boxes

To those on the outside of the NovaCare Complex Nick Sirianni was playing down the importance of getting his first home win on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

November 15, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Things are starting to play out for Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

One week the Eagles can’t possibly move forward with Jalen Hurts as their quarterback and the next Howie Roseman contributed an atrocity that may one day be tried in The Hague by daring to cross the state to kickstart the due diligence on Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett.

November 8, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Justin Herbert shows the Eagles exactly what they're missing

You saw Jalen Hurts at his best during a 27-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. And it wasn't enough.

November 1, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Eagles' rout of Lions was successful but hardly revealing

As far as business trips go, Sunday’s sojourn to Ford Field was as successful as it gets for the Eagles, a 44-6 drubbing of the hapless Detroit Lions.

October 25, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Eagles coaching staff is facing mounting questions — both internally and externally

There was always some danger involved with Jeffrey Lurie’s decision to pluck Nick Sirianni out of relative obscurity to be the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Some of that danger was revealed during and after the team’s ugly 33-22 setback to the Raiders in Sin City on Sunday to drop to 2-5 on the season.

October 15, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Eagles' 'Second City' offense needs more structure to succeed

Every NFL pressbox has a seating chart and mixed in among the reporters and team personnel is a group of advanced scouts getting a first-hand look at an upcoming opponent.

October 11, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Overreaction Monday should be kind to the Eagles defense

Overreaction Mondays are a way of life in the NFL and they can be frustrating for coaches who not only have to deal with the realities of what’s going on in their buildings but also the perceptions being generated outside of them.

October 4, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Can Nick Sirianni fix the Eagles' penalty problem before it's too late?

The NFL has gone a bit haywire when it comes to penalties coming off a somewhat out-of-character COVID-19 season in which the yellow laundry was kept to a minimum, resulting in a more enjoyable experience for the consumer. And nowhere is that more obvious than in Philadelphia.

September 28, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Accountability is great but accomplishment needed by Jalen Hurts

In fairness to Jalen Hurts, flushing it was the perfect metaphor for what was, to be kind, a poor performance during a 41-21 drubbing at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

September 20, 2021

Opinion

John McMullen: Ill-conceived gamble with nostalgia falls flat for Nick Sirianni

You have to be comfortable in your own skin to be a successful NFL head coach.

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