The Eagles, particularly Jalen Hurts, looked absolutely terrific in a 24-7 dismantling of the Vikings and Kirk Cousins on Monday Night Football. But with Philadelphia settling in as one of the NFL’s heavyweights this season, not every Eagles player has become a household name yet.
On Wednesday, Eagles rookie returner Britain Covey explained a minor hiccup he faced getting to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. You see, when Covey (three punt returns, 14 yards) tried to enter the private and more exclusive player’s parking lot, the attendants didn’t know who he was.
Even as Covey tried to explain himself, the workers didn’t buy his explanation. As a result, Covey had to park with the “grinders” — meaning the tailgaters in the Eagles’ main parking lot.
With a big grin on his face, Covey seemed to relish in the experience:
Oh wow. Talk about having to “prove yourself.” He even had to ask for directions!
Covey and the new-look Eagles seem to be just getting started in their journey as potential contenders. Call it a hunch, but by the end of the year, everyone who follows the Eagles in Philadelphia will be able to recognize their punt returner.