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WATCH: Sirianni caught giving Hurts an earful after fumble

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When Jalen Hurts took the field Tuesday night in South Philly, he hadn't played in a football game in 23 days because of his high ankle sprain, the Eagles' bye week, and then the postponement of their Week 15 matchup with Washington.

And his first two series of the night... could've gone better.

The first series wound up in a truly improbable interception, one that was absolutely not Hurts' fault but was still infuriating for the team.

And the second series fell on Hurts, who was trying to roll left out of the pocket to escape the oncoming pass rush when he was caught from behind by a Washington defender and fumbled before he was ruled down:

It was an ugly play for the young QB, who needs to impress over the final four games of the season, and Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was none too pleased as Hurts left the field.

Check out the interaction FOX's cameras caught between the two:

Ooooooh boy.

Sirianni and Hurts have largely been in lock-step this year, and Sirianni has regularly been Hurts' champion even when the second-year QB has made mistakes or missed opportunities.

But Sirianni clearly knows his team has a winnable game Tuesday night and is in the thick of a playoff race, and turning the ball over the way Hurts did on that second series is simply an unacceptable mistake.

This was Hurts' seventh fumble of the season, but just the second he's lost. Hurts has also thrown nine interceptions, though the ninth was that improbable INT in the first quarter Tuesday night.

 

Overall, Hurts needs to be better - and it's fascinating to see his head coach get so fired up.

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