Jonathan Gannon Has Hilarious Reaction to Crazy Viral Eagles Fan

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Getty Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is in his first year leading the Philly defense.

Mary Kate Mink – the Delco native who went viral during the Eagles-Saints broadcast – has popped up on the radar of her favorite football team. Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and his wife were talking about Mink as soon as he walked in the door after Sunday’s game.

Their reaction to the crazed fan was hilarious and appropriate. The Gannon family seems to understand Philly’s passion halfway through their first season in the City of Brotherly Love. And that’s very much a good thing.

“I did see the woman’s reaction,” Gannon told reporters. “My wife, I walked in the door and she says, ‘Man, I love Philadelphia.’ And I said, ‘So do I.’”

Mink was reacting to a questionable roughing-the-passer call on Javon Hargrave early in the fourth quarter. She mouthed the NSFW words: “That’s f****** bulls***!”

Hargrave’s hit didn’t appear to be late but it was a little high “in the strike zone” on quarterback Trevor Siemian’s body. The officials don’t want pass rushers anywhere near the head or neck area. Gannon gave them a pass for having to make tough judgment calls in the moment.

“You see the refs talking to each other. ‘Are we calling that or not? It looked pretty violent. He was up around the head/neck area,'” Gannon said. “And then it comes out late. And I think you saw the reaction from the crowd because it wasn’t thrown right away.”

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