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Inside Sonny’s Office: No More Grudges

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 15, 2013 – 5:06 pm



Sonny Jurgensen roams Redskins Park on Fridays, posting up in his honorary office, a black leather couch in the lobby. There’s even a nameplate. Ever the opportunist, I like to visit with Sonny and solicit some blog material. This week’s brief chat covered his Philadelphia memories,  what the Redskins need to do in Week 11 and his thoughts on Nick Foles.

The old chip on his shoulder crumbled to pieces at some point.

In 1964, Philadelphia didn’t want Sonny Jurgensen. He made the Eagles pay.

Jurgensen looks at the game today and sees too many differences to hold a grudge. Shibe Park and Franklin Field no longer host NFL games.

When Jurgensen thinks of Philadelphia now, he thinks of visiting Tommy McDonald and looks back at one of the strangest days he had in an Eagles uniform.

“I’ve gotten over that going back part of it,” Jurgensen said.

“It being the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, it brings back some memories of having to play the game that weekend. We actually played against the Redskins. The Redskins won, 13-10. I just remember that game because nobody wanted to play the game. It was a sad occasion, and it was like the fourth preseason game. People were just going through the motions. It was strange.”

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At least the fans haven’t changed.

“I keep looking at the fact that they lost 10 straight home games, and I know how difficult fans can be there,” Jurgensen said.

“If they don’t get a first down on their first possession, they’ll be booed…You want that to happen. You want to shut them down early. You want to force them into a mistake or something so that you can take advantage of that, because the fans will turn on them.”

Jurgensen said he continues to see Robert Griffin III grow more comfortable. As for Foles, the opposing quarterback with the hot hand?

The Redskins Broadcast Network color man has to like an Eagles quarterback wearing his number.

“(He’s) taking advantage of an opportunity. He’s protecting the football, 16 touchdown passes and no interceptions. He’s playing well for them. He’s giving them a lift. You like that. First of all, he’s No. 9.”

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