McMullen: ‘It Was a RB Taking a 50/50 Ball Away From a $63 Million Corner’
The epitome of Sunday's blowout loss came on one play.
It was one play in particular that you can point to and realize how and why the Eagles were blown out by a rookie quarterback 48-17 at home.
It came on a 3rd down in the second quarter where Jameis Winston threw a perceived 50/50 jump ball in desperation in hopes of making a play. Only it wasn't to one of his twin-tower wide receivers. Rather, it was to a reserve running back in Charles Sims. Defending the play was Mychal Kendricks, but behind Kendricks was a Super Bowl champion.
Byron Maxwell arrived in Philadelphia with a tremendous pedigree playing in the Legion of Boom secondary, he also came to Philadelphia with a $63 million bank account.
Effort was a perceived problem yesterday and his effort on the play posted below has been questioned on talk radio and television shows all day today.
973espn.com Eagles insider John McMullen joined The Sports Bash today and brought that play into question when talking about the blowout loss and a signature play of that loss.
"It was a RB taking a 50/50 out of the air away from a $63 million corner back. That's unacceptable," McMullen said.
It was one of the many individual plays that joined forces with each other to produce a dismal 48-17 loss to a .500 football team.
Still, the Eagles are in it and that's what makes the last two consecutive losses so frustrating and maddening for Eagles fans. The division has been there for taking ever since the Cowboys OT victory on Sunday night and the team has failed to capitalize.
With media members and fans questioning the effort for their head coach, Thursday will undoubtedly be a barometer of where this team is headed the final weeks of the season.