Sunday, November 17, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles
By Phil Sheridan
PHILADELPHIA -- Seen and heard in the Philadelphia Eagles' locker room after their 24-16 victory over Washington on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy are OK. McCoy, the NFL's leading rusher, left the game late in the first half with a hamstring injury. He returned for the second half. McCoy said it felt like the hamstring "gave out" but after moving around a bit, it felt fine.
Foles took a hit after throwing a pass earlier on the same drive. He kept shaking out his right arm and shrugging his shoulder. He said it was a little sore, but all the gesticulating was just to keep it loose. "I thought he was trying to get the fans into the game," coach Chip Kelly said.
That's a lot of grass. That's how Buddy Ryan described Randall Cunningham's surprise quick kicks. Cunningham once punted the ball 91 yards in the Meadowlands. Donnie Jones' 70-yard punt in the fourth quarter was the Eagles' longest punt since Cunningham hit one 80 yards in 1994. It rolled out of bounds at the Washington 4-yard line.
"That was huge," linebacker Connor Barwin said. "That was like having a 12th man playing defense for us."
Cincinnati in the house. Barwin had a huge sack inside the 10-yard line, forcing Robert Griffin III to fumble. Trent Cole had two sacks. Brent Celek had a 42-yard catch to set up a touchdown. Jason Kelce anchored the offensive line. All four played at the University of Cincinnati.
"It was a great day for the Bearcats," Barwin shouted as Cole answered reporters' questions.
"Go, Bearcats," Cole responded.
So much for the Oregon East rep Kelly's team was developing.