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Onside kick backfires in Philly

The Philadelphia Eagles, playing a clearly inferior team against which tricks simply shouldn’t be necessary, threw caution to the wind on Sunday against the Redskins, opening the game with a surprise onside kick.

Washington running back Quinton Ganther not only recovered the ball; he also returned it 25 yards, to the Philly 24.

And as Moose Johnston of FOX said that the move demonstrated that Eagles coach Andy Reid has a lot of confidence in his defense, the Eagles defense surrendered the remaining real estate in four plays, capped by a one-yard touchdown run from quarterback Jason Campbell.

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5 Responses to “Onside kick backfires in Philly”
  1. Fike Mlorio says: Nov 29, 2009 1:26 PM

    andys such a dumbass, why do you give the worst offense in football good field position

  2. Woody Paige says: Nov 29, 2009 1:35 PM

    Silly Birds…Trix are for kids.

  3. TRAMO says: Nov 29, 2009 2:42 PM

    I smell a CHOKE by the overated Mcflab

  4. SFrancis1680 says: Nov 29, 2009 2:47 PM

    Johnston’s comment that the onside kick showed Reids confidence in his defense was much to kind, I realise the national guys don’t want to criticise Reid, but the onside kick is more a reflection of how CLUELESS Reid is a gameday coah. Andy thinks you can win by playing finese football, and that shit catches up to him in the playoffs, when the level of competition gets better. 1-4 in the NFC Championship games, and the Eagles were FAVORED in 4 of those games. FINESE ASS FOOTBALL=Andy Reid

  5. Whiterhino says: Nov 30, 2009 5:28 PM

    # TRAMO says: November 29, 2009 2:42 PM
    I smell a CHOKE by the overated Mcflab
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    I smell a stinky a**hole posting smack on the PFT boards and eating his words on Monday.

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