Jalen Mills on Carson Wentz: ‘He’s just playing out of control right now’

Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Jalen Mills followed up his NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors with a convincing 51-23 win over the Denver Broncos. On Monday, Mills joined The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio, and talked about life on an 8-1 team, the best record in the NFL.

“It’s a good thing that we have the bye now. We kind of get to enjoy the win more than 24 hours, so it’s really good,” Mills said.

Mills and his teammates heard the talk about how great Denver’s “No Fly Zone” defense was. Yesterday, the second-year cornerback’s unit was the superior one, outplaying the Broncos secondary. Mills talked about his defense’s aggressive and team-first attitude.

“What it comes down to is guys not being selfish. Whether it’s a D-lineman knowing on a certain call, knowing he has to take on a double team to free up a linebacker on a run. Or whether its Malcolm (Jenkins) going down having to play the nickel, knowing sometimes he wants to play safety. Just guys being really selfless,” Mills said.

As good as the defense has been, the Eagles offense has been the story of the season. Especially second-year quarterback Carson Wentz, who leads the NFL with 23 touchdown passes. Mills talked about what it’s been like to watch Wentz this season.

“He’s just playing out of control right now and we love it,” Mills said. “You will see a lot of defensive players start to stand up and start watching that offense—just to see what Carson is going to do.”

It’s been nine seasons since Philadelphia has won a playoff game. But with the Eagles in position to host a playoff game this postseason, Mills says the city of Philadelphia is ready to explode.

“It’s crazy. The energy in the stadium is crazy. The energy from the players is crazy. From the coaches, the fans, everything—it’s ridiculous,” Mills said. “I can’t really even explain the feeling, but it’s something I didn’t feel last year, for sure… I mean, you can just feel the different vibe from the city, and it’s nothing but very, very positive energy.”

 

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