It’s a self-inflicted wound.
As Eagles fans and sports yakkers alike bemoan the lack of respect being given to Philly’s NFL entity as it currently, popping off about how outsiders don’t realize the true quality of the team, that those outsiders don’t focus on the right things, that those outsiders are too hung up on Nick Foles filling in for Carson Wentz, here is the cold, harsh reality:
Yo, you brought it on yourselves.
At least the vast majority of you did.
The moment Wentz went down a month ago in the L.A. Coliseum, suffering an ACL injury that ended his MVP-worthy 2017 campaign and suddenly altered that beeline to a Super Bowl appearance, you, yeah, that’s right, you who bleed midnight green and worship at the altar of an incredibly ballyhooed second-year quarterback, set all the wheels in motion for questioning the Birds’ viability in the postseason as anything more than a one-and-done.
The panic, the gloom and doom, even the pathetic rationalizing of how to negate Foles’ expected ineffectiveness, that didn’t originate from the national media.
That came from you. Period.
It was as ridiculous then as your projecting crap on others is now.
The hilarity is, even as this emotional/verbal uprising rears its head this week as Sunday’s NFC title tilt with Minnesota approaches, the same people bitchin’ about stuff are the same ones professing all the tactics needed to minimalize Foles’ impact – apparently, it’s a given to be negative – on the outcome.
Short passes. No passes. Runs on every down. Special teams touchdowns. Defensive touchdowns.
Oh, and for Carson’s sake, no damn turnovers. Can’t possibly win with any of those – even though the Birds had 2 and Atlanta 0 in last week’s divisional-round victory against the Falcons.
But, hey, it’s those national guys and gals disrespecting the Eagles. Just like always.
Are we on a Rodney Dangerfield comedy routine tape loop here or something, people?
Can’t have it both ways.
In short, if you don’t want the outsiders agreeing with you, which is essentially what your whining is about, since all the outsiders are regurgitating the same damn stuff coming out of your own mouths, then just shut the hell up in the first place.
Frankly, take away all the “woe are we” talk that started here – oh, yeah, that’s right, here in Philly … and has remained, no less – the moment Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews noted that Eagles staffers were shaking their heads en masse after witnessing Wentz “in the tent,” and it’s likely the team wouldn’t be looked at as last on the totem pole of the four playoff teams still standing.
Again, self-inflicted wound.
You brought it on yourselves.