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Jason Kelce takes accountability for penalty, admits to having received warning by refs

In a high-stakes Monday night matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves in a tight spot.

A second-quarter false-start penalty on center Jason Kelce emerged as a turning point in the game.

Positioned on Seattle's 3-yard line and ready to execute the "Brotherly Shove" on third-and-inches, the Eagles were poised for an easy first down.

However, a penalty on one of the team's most talented and durable players altered the course of the game.

The false start, though not entirely clear in its location, sparked a wave of frustration among fans on social media.

Despite the uproar, Kelce, in the post-game analysis, took full accountability for the penalty that shifted the team's momentum.

Kelce's admission: "They've been warning me for years"

In a post-game interview, Kelce shed light on the longstanding warnings he received from officials regarding a specific movement during plays.

"They've been warning me of that for years,"Kelce stated, acknowledging that the referees had cautioned him about the forward movement of the ball on third-and-inches.

His admission provided insight into the dynamics of the play and the fine line between aggressive play and penalties.

Kelce went on saying, "I think when you're trying to get a forward lean and you really do that, I think I had a tendency to do that in the past, so they've definitely warned me before. I think that I just got to be smarter. Especially in that situation."

The false-start penalty on Kelce forced the Eagles back to third-and-six, altering the dynamics of the play and leading to the team settling for a field goal instead of a potentially game-changing touchdown.

Jalen Hurts acknowledges recent struggles

Quarterback Jalen Hurts, who battled flu-like symptoms during the game, acknowledged the need for improvement and minimizing mistakes.

Hurts, who was also flagged for a false start in the first quarter, emphasized the importance of addressing penalties and mental errors.

"We just have to be better," he stated, recognizing the challenges faced by the team during a three-game losing streak.

"We've been talking about execution all year, being on the same page, everyone being on the same page and we didn't execute," he said. "I don't think we're committed enough. Just gotta turn it around. It's a challenge that we have to embrace and just continue to see it through."

As the Eagles navigate a challenging period, Hurts emphasized the necessity of consistency.

Despite recent setbacks, the team controls its destiny in the NFC East and looks ahead to upcoming challenges against the New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, and the Giants again to close off the regular season.

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