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Eagles rookie Quinyon Mitchell not as quiet as teammates thought, opens up on trash discuss to A.J. Brown

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PHILADELPHIA — Quinyon Mitchell is not identified for speaking a lot. When the Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback does discuss, although, it is noticeable. 

A.J. Brown revealed earlier this week how the soft-spoken Mitchell knowledgeable him a route he ran was “trash.” Brown had a smile on his face telling the story, but Mitchell revealed possibly the route wasn’t so unhealthy, in any case. 

“I imply, it was really route,” Mitchell stated with fun Thursday. “I lastly acquired to go up towards A.J. so I needed to speak slightly trash to him, nevertheless it was route.”

The banter between Mitchell and Brown was one thing Brown loved, liking how a rookie cornerback was assured sufficient to throw some shade at him. Mitchell definitely is not missing confidence. 

“Yeah, yeah. I discuss slightly trash,” Mitchell stated. “Simply push my teammates, you realize, compete once I get that probability and the chance so simply going out and grinding out good days.”

Mitchell would not essentially wish to be a vocal man both, particularly as a rookie. Already studying how briskly the NFL sport is in minicamp is an early problem. 

“Simply coming in right here I needed to place my head down and work,” Mitchell stated. “Earn my teammates’ belief and respect. Make play and discuss slightly trash, simply gas that competitors.”

When Mitchell did trash-talk Brown, it opened up some eyes within the secondary. Nonetheless, Cooper DeJean, one other quiet rookie, wasn’t shocked by Mitchell trash speaking veterans — even when it might be a bit out of character. 

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“He’ll chirp in each on occasion,” DeJean stated. “You understand, little refined issues that are kinda humorous. He walks round all quiet and would not say an excessive amount of, so while you hear that it makes you chortle slightly bit.”

Who’s quieter? Mitchell or DeJean?

“I really feel Q’s [Mitchell] much more quiet than I’m,” DeJean stated. “I believe we’re each making an attempt to be taught as a lot as potential from the fellows which were right here and performed on this league. Simply making an attempt to be taught as a lot as potential, take all of it in.”

Whereas Mitchell is studying play cornerback on the professional stage, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has the first-round choose lining up with the primary crew in dime formations and giving him some reps on the surface. Although Mitchell has fared nicely, Kelee Ringo and Isaiah Rodgers are forward of him for that exterior cornerback spot reverse of Darius Slay.

That would change this summer time. Going up towards Brown will assist, a problem Mitchell continues to embrace.

“Each time I get an opportunity, the chance, him and DeVonta [Smith],” Mitchell stated on protecting each extensive receivers in observe. “The 2 greatest within the sport, so I imply they gonna give me nice work. I sit up for it.”

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