Devlin showed up at the Eagles facility with imitation on his mind; however, unlike Bellamy, Devlin caved when he was confronted and took his McNabb jersey off.
In other news, who knew Andy Reid was so sensitive, he’d simply ignore the freedom of speech tenets? Is two weeks of nothing but Kevin Kolb making Reid wish for days past, and seeing someone in a Redskins/McNabb jersey is a reminder that’s just too much for him to take?
So yeah, while the state of Pennsylvania tries to figure just what the hell Andy Reid and company are doing with the Michael Vick signing — Is it for back up purposes, considering Donovan McNabb’s injury history or just another weapon in Reid’s arsenal? — I found a couple of reasons why a player like Vick would be so attractive to a team that’s been screaming for playmakers since the Terrell Owens debacle, as seen below:
Reason number one — ask the Minnesota Vikings:
And the New Orleans Saints:
The real question is, does Vick still have the otherworldly speed that made him so dangerous once he turned the corner? If so, welcome, Philadelphia, to the exciting world of the Wildcat offense.
Apparently, McNabb needed to tell the world the Giants reign as Super Bowl Champions is now over. Naturally, because of their complete offensive inefficiency, the New York Football Giants want Plaxico Burress to return to the team–proving once again that winning trumps everything and punishment-related talk is just that: lip service–unless your name is Pacman Jones.
Next up for the Eagles, a trip to Phoenix to play the Arizona Cardinals for the right to go the Super Bowl. It feels incredibly weird just typing that previous sentence. However, the fact that it’s true goes a long way in backing up the “Kurt Warner is the true MVP talk.”
As you already know, the Philadelphia Eagles/Cincinnati Bengals game ended in with a putrid 13-13 tie, the first for the NFL since 2002. Even though Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was part of the league then, after yesterday’s 75-minute error fest, McNabb admitted he wasn’t aware the NFL used the tie system if neither team scores in the allotted overtime.
The news of Obama’s election spread like wildfire throughout the world, including the professional sports realm. Many well known sports figures weren’t afraid to share their joy for this momentous event, something Chris Paul did with his shoes. Fans weren’t immune to the Obama wave either.
Suffice to say, even though these professional athletes make more money than Scrooge McDuck and face potentially increased taxes under Obama, that did not stop them from enjoying such a historical moment — everyone except maybe Jared Allen, who voiced concern over potentially higher taxes.
There was a lot to digest after last night’s heavyweight slugfest between the Eagles and Cowboys. Things like DeSean Jackson’s brilliance, the lack of defense displayed by both teams, the lack of Jessica Simpson coverage (was she even in attendance?), Tony Romo’s ascension up the good quarterbacks ladder, TO’s touchdowns, Brian Westbrook’s freaky ability as a dual-threat and Marion Barber’s awesomeness are just some of the things that stood out.
But what about the Eagles? Just how good is this team? Can they win the NFC East and perhaps get back to the Super Bowl?
We all saw it last night — DeSean Jackson provided what could’ve been one of the most boneheaded plays of all time when he started his touchdown celebration before he crossed the goal line after receiving a beautiful bomb from Donovan McNabb. When it initially occurred, the play was ruled a touchdown. After further review, the Eagles retained the ball, which was spotted at the 1-yard line.
Luckily for Jackson, Brian Westbrook punched the ball into the end zone on the next play, erasing the mistake — or at least reducing the severity of it. Of course, you can expect Jackson will be reliving the play at practice this week, complete with the ribbing all rookies take. I wonder if he’ll celebrate by dropping the ball again.
Over at the 700 Level, they take a look at another DeSean Jackson celebration that cost him a score. Obviously, Jackson needed a reminder of the lesson he already learned. To quote Chandler Jarrell:
“Brilliance is, the best brilliance is brilliance born not from someone ignorant.”
At least the dunce cap move didn’t cost the Eagles the game; one that could go down as one of the most enjoyable Monday Night Football games in recent memory — as long as you aren’t a fan of stout defensive performances.