Eagles’ Steven Means talks about the moment when he knew 2017 was going to be special

After so much heartache and pain over the years, the Philadelphia Eagles have finally won a Super Bowl.

Every team has those moments, those situations that define a season.

For the Eagles, there were many moments. Whether it’s Jake Elliott’s 61-yard field goal to beat the Giants, or Philly’s victory over the Rams after Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL.

The Eagles always found a way.

For Eagles DE Steven Means, the moment that told him that this team could go all happened early in the season:

“Against the Chiefs, when we lost,” Means told the Go4it Podcast. “Corey Graham, we were on the sideline, and I think it was when the ball bounced off somebody’s shoe and Zach Ertz caught it, and they reviewed, and it was a catch. It hit his foot or something on his body. It went up in the air, and Zach caught it and kept running. He looked back, and everybody was like ‘WOAH.’ He(Corey Graham) looked at me, and he said, ‘Bro, that’s the stuff that happened to us when we won a Super Bowl in Baltimore. When I was with the Ravens, that’s the type of stuff that happened to us. These type of moments,’ and I was like, ‘Okay.’ And every game something like that happened. A ‘wow’ moment.”

Here’s the moment Means is talking about:

“When we started to lose people, key people, starters. The heart of their positions. Jason Peters the heart of the O-line. Jordan Hicks, the heart of the linebackers, Chris Maragos, the heart of the special teams. You got Ronald Darby, who went crazy in the secondary, lost him the first game of the season. You got Carson Wentz, who was the heart of the offense, and arguably, the heart of the team. When you see those injuries, and things like that happen, and guys step up and not losing a beat. It’s like, man, we got something,” Means said.

Based on what we saw in 2017, it’s pretty clear that the Eagles had something special!

 

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Eagles DE Steven Means tells us why he did not watch the final play of SB 52

While most Eagles fans were holding their breaths as Tom Brady lofted a hail mary pass toward the end zone on the final play of Super Bowl 52, Eagles DE Steven Means and LB Kamu Grugier-Hill were focused on something else.

Those two players had a job to do.

“You want me to be honest? I ain’t even watch the play,” Means told the Go4it Podcast.  “I was grabbing the Gatorade to throw on coach(Pederson).”

Means, who was inactive for Super Bowl 52, explained why he was not concerned about the final play:

“When I say our confidence level, we knew we won. I’m unwrapping the Gatorade cooler top to take off the Gatorade. I didn’t even know what happened. I couldn’t see because I was so far back on the bench trying to hide with the Gatorade cooler with Kamu(Grugier-Hill).

“So, normally if we would have been at home I listen for the cheers then I would have known we won and threw it on him, but it’s both sides there, so you don’t know who’s cheering. I just seen our sideline light up. And then I knew it was “go time” and we threw the Gatorade on him. To be honest, I didn’t watch the play for that last one. I had that much faith and confidence that we had won. After that moment, it was surreal. Everything you imagined and more after that.”

Super Bowl 52 will go down as one of the greatest games in Philadelphia sports history. I’m sure a lot of fans in Philadelphia did not have as much confidence as Steven Means and Kamu Grugier-Hill had on that final play.