By Annie Ross
If you listened to the moronic screamer Michael Barkann on CSN’s “Eagles Post-Game Live,” you would have thought the Birds had lost instead of gotten their first win of the 2015 season yesterday by beating the Jets 24-17.
Fortunately, Barkann had Eagles legend Brian Westbrook on the set to regularly and repeatedly smack Barkann down with:
“I was very impressed by the Eagles’ offensive line.”
The Eagles didn’t do enough offensively to quiet all of the critics that emerged in the first two weeks of the season, but they did enough to leave MetLife Stadium with a win.
For the Eagles offensive line, that was enough to make Sunday a good day. Center Jason Kelce said that the team was trying to keep their heads down and “clean up the things” they were doing wrong and left tackle Jason Peters (above) said that the performance accomplished what the team needed.
“A win is a win,” Peters said. “They can say they know what’s going on, this or that. But every team game plans.”
Right tackle Lane Johnson admitted things weren’t pretty in the second half as the Eagles were held scoreless despite three Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions, but called the outing “a big improvement” over last Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys. That was certainly true on the ground, where the Eagles ran for a season-high 123 yards after barely nosing into positive territory against Dallas.
They’ll try to keep it going in Washington next week, where a win would move them to 2-2 in an NFC East that looks like it will be tight all the way through December.