Eagles' coach Nick Sirianni reacting after a fan threw flowers.

The latest version of sowing and reaping has come for Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Sirianni showed the team a picture of a flower during a team meeting, then spoke to the media about that:

“I said, ‘The results aren’t there right now, but what’s going on here is that there’s growth under the soil,'” said Sirianni of his speech to the team. “I put a picture of a flower up, and it’s coming through the ground, and the roots are growing out. The roots are continuing to grow out. Everybody wants to see results. Shoot, nobody wants to see results more than us, right?”

The Eagles were 2-5 when Sirianni gave that speech, and improved to 3-5 with a 44-6 road win over the Detroit Lions last week. But they lost 27-24 at home to the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, and that led to a fan, apparently motivated by the coverage of that speech from Sirianni, reportedly throwing a bouquet of flowers at the coach as he exited the field. And Eagles’ security staffers then had to hold Sirianni back:

This is far from the most dangerous projectile thrown at an Eagles’ game, and it’s not even the most dangerous thing thrown at a coach this year. The bouquet seems more funny than anything, especially considering that this implies that someone brought a bouquet to the game, got it through security, and then waited all day for this particular moment. But it’s still unusual to see fans throwing things at their own head coach, and that does reinforce how disappointing this Eagles’ season has been.

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