Do people really have a problem with Doug Pederson’s decision to go for two? Like, is that a thing? I heard more than a few people express that sentiment today. It is to those people to whom I am now speaking: THE SEASON IS OVER. The game had literally zero meaning in terms of wins and losses. In fact, if you really want to quibble – the loss helps their draft position in rounds 2-7. But that’s neither here nor there, for all intents and purposes this was a meaningless game for the Eagles. With that in mind, how could anyone possibly care about the 2-point conversion attempt that ended it? If the Eagles were in the playoff hunt my attitude would change, but they’re not. And I’m sure (I think) Doug Pederson’s attitude would as well. The 2-point conversion attempt was a fun way to end a meaningless game – let’s not put more into it than that. Alright, now that we have that out of the way, let’s actually have some fun – read more for more.
If you want more of my thoughts on the Ravens game, check out the BGN Radio Postgame Podcast I did with John Barchard and Jonny Marks – plus you can find out why Marks gets a standing ovation.
Apparently the whole “coaches going for two to win the game” thing isn’t unique to Doug Pederson. How lucky is Mike Mularkey btw? If Andy Reid wasn’t feeling “icy,” Mularkey would be getting destroyed this week *lowers voice to a whisper* because his team is still fighting for a playoff spot and the game actually meant something.
If you want to criticize Pederson about something, make it the decision not to have Ryan Mathews on the field for the 2-point conversion attempt – and not the decision to go for two.
Could the last drive in the Ravens game be a “watershed moment” for Carson Wentz? Sure. I hope so. But probably not. Unless you have a very loose definition of “watershed moment.”
The Eagles are not big fans of Thursday night games. Hey Eagles, welcome to the club. NOBODY is a fan of Thursday night football. Except Roger Goodell, I guess. And the owners, clearly. I’ll rephrase, no one who isn’t a Billionaire or a Commissioner of a major sports league, likes Thursday night football.
But hey, at least Lane Johnson will be back! I’m overjoyed our resident dumbass made it back just in time for two meaningless games before an offseason of supplements (I’m guessing) and general dumbassery. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy about anything that protects Carson’s health, but man is it hard to like/root for Lane Johnson. He’s just the worst.
We may have Sproles and Barbre back as well. Get excited you guys! The Eagles may not lose out!!! JK, they’re totally losing out.
I promised fun a little while ago, and I feel like I’ve failed to deliver on that promise. I’m not in a “fun mood” when it comes to the Eagles. But you know what, I’m going to do what the Eagles cannot – I’m going to make this fun even if I die trying. That’s a lie btw – I will not be dying for the sake of this article. Sorry not sorry. But I will try to have some fun – let’s hit up the Twitter Dot Com:
#Eagles fans it could be MUCH worse
The Rams took Goff over Wentz
The Texans paid Osweiler $72 mil
The Vikings traded a 1st for Bradford
— Patrick/EaglesRewind (@pcausey3) December 19, 2016
See!!! This is definitely fun.
WENTZ RUNS IT IN HIMSELF!
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 18, 2016
Nice jump cut from Byron Marshall to make Terrell Suggs miss on his 10-yard run. pic.twitter.com/SQ9NVdj27u
— Josh Paunil (@JoshPaunil) December 19, 2016
Today In Sports History: 2010
— History Of Sports (@BeforeFamePics) December 19, 2016
I even went historical fun on you! Boom. Nailed it.
So Doug Pederson knew the Ravens were anticipating the pass and passed it anyway on the two-point conversion. #Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) December 19, 2016
Ok, enough with the fun. Doug Pederson HAS to stop talking to the media. Can we petition the league or something?
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 19, 2016
You spelled “of all time” wrong, Brandon.
NFC East WR corp by yards thru Week 15*
*Redskins play tonight#HTTR
— David Menassé (@Frekiwolf) December 19, 2016
Duuuuuuude. Not cool, man.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 18, 2016
What is this “Rebuilding” thing you speak of? I’ve never heard my team use that word before.
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) December 20, 2016
This was laughable. NFL Refs have had a banner year. In this case “banner year” means “worst year ever, by a lot.”
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) December 20, 2016
Please let this happen. Please, please, pleeeeeeaaaaaase.
Because the Eagles and Vikings lost, and the Titans won, the Eagles’ first round pick bumps to No. 15.
— Adam Hermann (@adamwhermann) December 18, 2016
I can’t believe I buried the lead – these games actually mattered. Packers-Vikings on Sunday matters (a lot more than Eagles-Giants). Go Pack Go!