Awesome! Not only are the Eagles 4-7. Not only was the Linc flooded with Fire Andy Reid chants. Not only was DeSean Jackson benched in the fourth quarter. But now we’ve got coaches fighting coaches on the sideline. Somewhere, Les Bowen is jealous that he didn’t get a lick in.
According to numerous reports, Jim Washburn and Marty Mornhinweg got into on the sideline during the game. Rachel Appel-Vazquez, a booking producer at CSN, saw the incident and described it thusly on Twitter:
Ok guys, Here's what I saw..I noticed a lot of movement on the sideline and saw 2 coaches screaming at each other. I knew one was Marty because he was wearing a headset. They had to be separated. Then a minute or so later, one coach pushed the other one, I'm not sure who pushed who. Two players pulled them apart and one waved andy over and that was that. It happened early in the first half. Not sure how I was the only one to see it but that's what I saw..
Howard Eskin reported that the kerfuffle was over the offense's playcalling after the Eagles defense stopped the Pats following an interception. The next series, the Eagles went backwards two yards before punting on 4th and 12.
Derrick Gunn, the Eagles' 12th man and host of Gunn on One, penned a brief article about it last night. Gunner wrote that details of the exchange were not revealed… an assertion that he directly contradicted on his Twitter:
Oh do tell!
And then this:
Remember, folks: Opinions are like assholes– everybody has one. The Eagles have a lot of them.
So that’s that. It’s likely that plenty nothing more will come out today in Andy Reid’s presser (UPDATE: no presser today) and the ensuing Occupy NovaCare protest, which we can assume will take place around noon on Pattison Ave. Pictures, if you happen to be in the area. Thanks.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Philadelphia Eagles!