The Philadelphia Eagles are a confident bunch, so it’s no surprise Brandon Graham sees a promising day ahead against the Indianapolis Colts.
While previewing Sunday’s matchup, per Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice, Graham took a verbal shot at Colts right tackle Joe Haeg.
Brandon Graham on Colts RT Joe Haeg: “From what I see so far, it’s going to be a good day.”
— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) September 19, 2018
The humorous connection is that Haeg blocked for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz — who will make his return from injury in Week 3 — while at North Dakota State.
However, so far this season, neither lineman has unquestionably stood out.
Graham, a veteran defensive end, has tallied seven total tackles without a sack. Haeg, meanwhile, has logged one start at both left and right tackle, mostly playing well yet not necessarily dominating, either.
But now that there’s some trash-talk on the record, both Graham and Haeg have a little extra motivation heading into Sunday afternoon.