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Sunday, January 18, 2009
Bone-headed play by Demps


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Eagles appear to be losing their poise. The Cardinals may have been content to settle for a 21-6 halftime lead, but then rookie safety Quintin Demps decided to cheap-shot quarterback Kurt Warner a full two seconds after he delivered the ball.

The Eagles have been called for two late-hit penalties on Warner, and both of them have been silly. The Demps thing was inexcusable. If I'm Andy Reid, I'm getting the kid off the field.

Now the Cards have a legitimate shot of making this thing 24-6 at halftime. Or they could just throw the ball in the general direction of Larry Fitzgerald and take a 28-6 lead.

Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has to be beside himself. How in the world is Fitzgerald seeing man-to-man coverage on some of these plays?