Brian Dawkins joined The John Kincade Show to talk about his upcoming charity golf event, the Jalen Hurts contract extension, and the Philadelphia Eagles offseason.
The Stoltzfus Structures Brian Dawkins Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester on May 2.
Tickets are sold out, but there is still room available at the soirée (which Dawkins said is just a fancy word for get-together) at the golf club on May 1.
Dawkins Talks Jalen Hurts
Dawkins talked about the growth of Hurts after the quarterback signed a contract that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
“I just saw the fighter in him. I saw the maturity in him all the way coming from losing his job at Alabama, being able to pick himself up, go to another place, come in second in the Heisman (voting), and (he) constantly got better.” -Brian Dawkins
He spoke with admiration for Hurts for overcoming criticism about his accuracy as a passer and his ability to play a traditional quarterback role.
After teammates and players around the league went out of their way to congratulate Hurts this week, Dawkins called it a testament to a “mentally tough dude” and how quickly he’s risen as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL after facing so much adversity.
The Eagles need to avoid a Super Bowl hangover. They became the first team since the 1994 San Francisco 49ers to lose their offensive and defensive coordinators to NFL head coaching jobs after a Super Bowl appearance. They’ll have to adjust to the losses of key contributors like Javon Hargrave, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, T.J. Edwards, Isaac Seumalo, and Miles Sanders.
Dawkins talked about how the 2023 Eagles have to acknowledge and accept the challenges and avoid complacency.
“It is going to be a big deal. It’s going to take a whole lot more effort to have a new group of guys to kind of come together to bond like this past year’s team did. It’s not going to be as easy as some people say.” -Dawkins
He pointed to the classic example of how Dan Marino reached the Super Bowl in his second season but never made it back. Even with Hall of Fame talent, there are no guarantees in the NFL.
The nine-time Pro Bowler also gave a vote of confidence for the 2023 season based on Nick Sirianni and his ability to communicate with athletes in the modern day with attention to psychology and emotional intelligence.
Brian Dawkins Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Tournament
97.5 The Fanatic will broadcast live from 6am-6pm at the Penn Oaks Golf Club as the only radio partner for Stoltzfus Structures Brian Dawkins Driving Impact Celebrity Golf Tournament Presented by E & E Contracting.
Jason Kelce, Brandon Graham, Brian Westbrook, Brent Celek, Tra Thomas, Harold Carmichael, and Ron Jaworski highlight a long list of current and former Eagles who will attend the event.
Dawkins even teased a repeat of his Bob Marley performance at last year’s soirée.
“When you’ve been in a locker room, and you get all those guys back together, the jokesters come out. The teasing just comes out…I love seeing the smiles on cats’ faces when we get back together.” -Dawkins
Watch the full interview below, and tune into The John Kincade Show on weekdays from 6am-10am.
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