Jalen Carter Pushes Back on Ex-Players Trashing Vic Fangio

The Eagles star isn't bothered by criticism targeted at new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
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The Philadelphia Eagles went through a transformative offseason that saw significant changes in the roster and the coaching staff. One of the most notable changes came on the defensive side of the ball with the team moving on from Sean Desai after just one season and hiring experienced coach Vic Fangio as the new defensive coordinator.

Even though Fangio is a highly established and respected coach around the league, he also comes with a healthy dose of controversy. The former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator received some criticism from his former players after he signed with the Eagles in the offseason.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents a lot of Dolphins players, had said that there were "quite a few players on the team that didn't necessarily get along" with Fangio. Dolphins safety Javon Holland recently took a shot at Fangio, basically calling him "not a good person".

The Philadelphia Eagles' young star defender Jalen Carter, however, isn't bothered by any of this. In fact, he couldn't be more excited to be working with Fangio.

Eagles News: Jalen Carter Couldn't Be More Excited to Work With Vic Fangio

In his remarks to the press during the Eagles' OTAs, Carter said he loves Fangio and appreciates his old-school style of coaching. Highlighting his readiness to be coached, Carter can't hide his excitement to be working with the 65-year-old Pennsylvania native.

Carter was Philadelphia's ninth-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He had a stellar rookie season where he came in second in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting. He was arguably the best defensive player for the Eagles last season, appearing in 16 games, recording 33 tackles and six sacks.

At age 23, Carter is in an excellent position to have another excellent campaign. Working under Fangio, who has over two decades of experience as a defensive coordinator, should do wonders for Carter. Fangio has already said that the former Georgia star will play a larger percentage of snaps next season and has to get in better shape to do so. And it sounds like Carter is willing to put in the work this offseason to get there.

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