By Michael Donovan
You’ve got to hand it to Eagles placekicker Caleb Sturgis, signed last week to replace Cody Parkey, who is out the season.
After he blew an extra point and a field goal — four points in a game the Birds lost by three — he was the master of the obvious:
“The rest of the team gave such a good effort today,” Sturgis said in the bowels of FedEx Stadium after the Redskins’ 23-20 win. “[They] played so well. It’s tough knowing I didn’t do my part.”
The Eagles should be 2-2 to start the season, with a share of first place in the awful NFC East. After all, had Parkey made a late 46-yard field goal in the season opening loss to the Falcons and Sturgis had gone 2-for-2 from 30 yards out.
“I just went out there and missed,” Sturgis said. Hurt the team. It’s on me.”