If you are fortunate enough to have the NFL Network in your television programming package, then last night you got to see the theoretical end to the Eagles season. A couple of weeks ago, starting QB Michael Vick was taken out of commission with two broken ribs and head coach Andy Reid placed Vince Young in his position. For the first week against the Giants, it looked to be a pretty good move. Yeah, he made some mistakes, but in the end he put together a tough drive that essentially sealed the win for them, keeping the Giants out of being tied for the number one spot in the division. But last night was a lot different.
The Dream Team flew five hours out west to play a Seattle Seahawks team, who four days prior had just fell to the Washington Redskins. I’m sure everyone was thinking, “these guys are tired still, and they just lost to the Redskins for crying out loud… this game is Philly’s to lose.” And well, they lost. It wasn’t a squeaker either, it almost was though. With enough time to make two scores in the game needed to stay alive, Young stared down his receiver for 3 seconds (I counted) while the opposing ILB watched him and attacked the ball and returned it for a touchdown to seal the game. And then we saw the facial expression above.
What it reminded me of, is Bad Rex. The guy who gets close and throws the game away at the worst possible moment. The same guy who went down to Dallas at the end of last year, helped put up 30+ points in Jerry’s house, and with the game on the line, threw an interception. Young’s staredown of his receivers reminds me of how Grossman stares down Gaffney from time to time, intensively waiting for him to get open. Usually when that happens, the result is what else, an interception. We haven’t seen Bad Rex in a while in DC, and I hope to never see him again, frankly. Mean Rex has been hanging around since the whole pneumonia thing and we like him a lot better.
I just wonder if Redskins fans saw that game yesterday and became a little more thankful that Brucey didn’t go after VY when he was released from Tennessee. There was certainly a lot of clamor for the guy. I never wanted to see him in a Skins uniform. The guy is a headcase in my opinion and would have been a distraction. Can you imagine how it would have been if he was here, got injured in a game, Mike/Kyle takes him out to keep him healthy and he throws another B.F. like he did in Tennessee? Tossing his shoulder pads up into the stands and flipping the bird to the fans?? Donovan McNabb was quiet about his and he was simply demoted to 3rd string. Young would have been given a one way Greyhound ticket after he got out of the shower from that game.
I’m glad we didn’t go after him. I’d be curious to see if others have changed their minds after last night’s debacle in the great northwest.That #9 guy in the Eagles jersey? He looked waaaaaay too familiar. Redskins Nation: COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. Dealing with one Bad Rex periodically is a lot better than adding another one full time.
I’m just saying.
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