Eagles Teammate Praises DeVonta Smith
Super Bowl opening night brought some good interviews ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs' big matchup, including a couple with and about former Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
First, Eagles receiver A.J. Brown spoke on him and Smith’s role on the team, specifically on how no receiver is a Robin to the other’s Batman.
"We feel like we got two really good receivers," said Brown in his opening night interview with Michael Irvin. "We got wide receiver 1A and wide receiver 1B... DeVonta does a really good job holding down his side, making plays over and over again, you can't forget about skinny Batman. As soon as you forget about him, he'll take it over the top."
Brown was added to Philadelphia’s roster this past offseason to give the team another wide receiver threat along with Smith. His addition to the team helped former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts become an MVP candidate and the Eagles become a Super Bowl contender this season.
The second interview was less football focused and more focused on Smith off the field, with him giving a simple answer on his opinion of the Philly cheesesteak.
"I'm not a fan of it," Smith said.
While most Philadelphia fans and natives probably share a much different opinion of the city’s famous sandwich than the receiver, Smith is from Louisiana and went to college in Alabama, so he might be used to a bit more of a southern taste in his food.
Smith and the Philadelphia Eagles face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m. CT. The game will air on FOX.