Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

One sport in, Quinn beginning to really feel at residence with Eagles initially appeared on NBC Sports activities Philadelphia

It brought about some confusion for the Eagles’ tools workers on Sunday afternoon when newly acquired Robert Quinn started to heat up with sweatpants over high of his sport pants.

A lot in order that an tools supervisor stopped Quinn mid-drill and tried to get him to take them off.

Not eager to make any waves earlier than his first sport, Quinn ultimately obliged and misplaced the black sweatpants, however they have been again on when he obtained to the sideline earlier than the sport. It’s not about superstition. It’s simply what Quinn has carried out in his profession since his second season within the NFL.

So why would he change it when he obtained to Philly?

“I’ve been doing it since again in St. Louis,” Quinn mentioned. “You tie your sneakers a sure means each time, I simply put together the identical means. Not making an attempt to be totally different, that’s simply the best way I prepare.”

In a means, it’s like a means for him to really feel a bit of extra comfy in a brand new surroundings after the whirlwind of getting traded to the Eagles.

Simply three days after the Eagles acquired Quinn in a commerce with the Bears, he performed 20 defensive snaps within the 35-13 win over the Steelers and he flashed a bit of bit in his model new protection. He had a quarterback hit and nonetheless appears to be like like he can get to the passer at 32 years previous.

It’s straightforward to know why Quinn’s head has been spinning a bit. He performed for the Bears on Monday Evening Soccer in Week 7 after which needed to play on quick relaxation for the Eagles in Week 8 simply three days after being traded. And there’s nonetheless no time for a breather because the Eagles get able to play the Texans in Houston on Thursday Evening Soccer.

That’s three video games in an 11-day span.

“I’m alive and kicking, to begin with,” Quinn mentioned to NBC Sports activities Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon. “Can’t complain after that. The primary week was … I don’t need to say hectic, nevertheless it was a bit of whirlwind. Fast turnaround with a Thursday evening sport, not quite a lot of time to dwell on something. Simply prepare for this sport arising Thursday and carry on pushing.

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“Following the blokes’ lead who’ve been right here and have been doing their factor. Attempting to contribute when and the place I can and simply attempt to assist this workforce. Do my half to not mess up the mojo they carried out constructed up right here. Simply do my half.”

Quinn is called locker room man across the league and the Eagles had loads of connections to him to know precisely who they have been bringing into a really tight-knit locker room. Quinn was a pacesetter and a captain in Chicago however he’s simply doing his greatest to slot in right here.

And he mentioned his new teammates are all fairly laid-back guys who’ve helped him acclimate so shortly. It’s due to them, he mentioned, that the transition has been smoother than anticipated.

“Since being right here, they’ve been very welcoming, permitting me to affix the brotherhood they’ve constructed up right here,” Quinn mentioned. “With them, they made the transition simpler for me in the course of the season, particularly in Yr 12.”

One of many downsides of the timing of Quinn’s commerce — a minimum of for him — is that the Bears have but to have their bye week and the Eagles traded for Quinn coming off theirs. So the 32-year-old merely received’t get a bye week throughout the 2022 common season.

“Yeah, I spotted that a number of occasions,” Quinn mentioned with a chuckle. “I don’t get a bye week and 18 video games. That’s perhaps one of many first in NFL historical past however that can work itself out someway.”

Quinn’s taking part in time is anticipated to extend as he will get extra built-in within the protection, however a minimum of he received’t play as many snaps as he did in Chicago. And he mentioned he’ll deal with the elements of restoration that can assist his physique really feel contemporary.

The most effective Quinn can hope for is that the Eagles proceed on their tear and find yourself with the one first-round playoff bye within the NFC. That might give Quinn sufficient relaxation to energy up for what the Eagles hope might be an extended playoff run.

Possibly we’ll get to see Quinn heat up with these sweatpants in Arizona earlier than Tremendous Bowl LVII.

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