The Eagles’ offense was a stagnant, disjointed mess well into the middle of the third quarter during tonight’s season opening win over the Atlanta Falcons. Until, of course:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 7, 2018
The Philly Special! Again?!? Not quite, said Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson. Even better, actually:
Eagles OT Lane Johnson on Nelson Agholor’s throw to Nick Foles, tells team broadcast it wasn’t Philly Special: “It was the same play the Patriots used — the one that Tom dropped.”
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 7, 2018
Indeed, Doug Pederson confirmed after the game that the Patriots ran the same play during Super Bowl 52. He called it “Philly Philly.”
Yep, THAT play was called "Philly,Philly"
Doug talks about it here.
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— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) September 7, 2018
The troll game! The audacity! The brilliance! The balls! I feel like, I don’t know, I feel Doug has to give the absolute best noogies. The kind that makes one feel safe, you know? All I can say is that old me would have been tight during the Eagles’ go-ahead scoring drive. New me didn’t even blink.
God, I love him.