Coupled with a bunch of skillful trades they were still only 1-4 going into their game against the Redskins.
There’s a lot of reasons behind this. Most involved the crappiness of their coach Andy Reid.
So going into that game they needed to show that they were still contenders. Not just to the NFL, but to themselves.
Honestly though, an NFL season is sixteen games long. Even after this game they’d still have eleven more to play in which they could redeem their entire season.
But why wait when you can redeem yourself in the moment?
And that’s what the Eagles did with all the pressure in the world on their shoulders. They fought, they scratched, they clawed and they came out with a ‘W’.
But sometimes passion, even football passion, goes too far. And LeSean McCoy ran a clinic on inappropriate behavior by punching his coach in the stomach.
Of course it was meant as a playful tap. But LeSean McCoy is a professionally trained breaker of backs. Andy Reid is a pudgy pile of warm popsicles. One is not meant to engage the other in aggressive behavior, even if it is playful.
Observe the magnitude of Reid’s jowel-jiggle after catching what equates to a nudge from LeSean McCoy. You can be sure Reid will be fully recovered come Christmas time.