Eagles coach Doug Pederson 'disappointed' Nelson Agholor doesn't care about drops

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Two days after his coach said he was disappointed in him, the receiver issued a mea culpa on Wednesday.
Two days after his coach said he was disappointed in him, the receiver issued a mea culpa on Wednesday.

Philadelphia Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor had four costly drops in his team's 29-23 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys. 

When asked after the game about his drops and leaving plays on the field, the second-year receiver from USC said he didn't care.

"I don't give a damn, man, that s— is nothing," Agholor told reporters. "You just have to make the next one. Everybody runs routes. Sometimes they are contested. Sometimes you drop them. If you make as many as you possibly can that come your way, you'll put yourself in a good position.

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"No one is perfect. I don't look at no drops, or that type of s—. I'm tired of hearing that s—. It's just stupid."

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Monday he is "disappointed in those type of comments."

"I think each individual has to be responsible for their own job, obviously. We've got to make good, smart choices," Pederson said during his Monday press conference. "Everybody is mad and disappointed and angry after tough losses like we just came through, and cooler heads prevail. We just have to bite our lip sometimes and just suck it up and get to work. And that's what we've got to do this week."

Agholor, who has 21 receptions for 216 yards and a touchdown, finished Sunday's game with three catches for 25 yards. His third-down drop early in the game prevented the Eagles from having a first-and-goal, but instead the Eagles settled for a 30-yard Caleb Sturgis field goal. Obviously in a game that was tied after regulation, every point scored — or not scored — mattered.

"We play football. I dropped the first one," said Agholor, a first-round pick last year. "I didn't drop one after that. What does it matter? Because if we lose, then it's like we'll place blame on this person did this. No! As a team, we have a responsibility to win football games, and I get it, some plays could have helped. But there are still four quarters of football to be played, and we got to win.

"I don't got time for that no more. I got time to win football games, only. No statistics. No 'Who did this?' Win, that's all that matters. That's what coach staff cares about. That's what I care about. That's what we all care about — winning football games."

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