After missing the Eagles’ Week Three loss with a hip injury, receiver Jeremy Maclin is healthy and back at practice. But don’t ask him if having him on the field on Sunday against the Cardinals would have been the difference between winning and losing.
“I don’t know,” Maclin told reporters when asked that question today. “I’m not a psychic. I don’t know.”
What Maclin does know, however, is he’s getting tired of hearing all the questions about what’s wrong with the Eagles, whose fault the problems on the Eagles are, and who’s going to fix them. Maclin thinks Philadelphia should be pleased with a winning record, not acting like the sky is falling.
“The fact is that we are 2-1,” Maclin said. “You would think we are 0-3. That’s not the case. So if you want to say whose fault it is or whose fault it isn’t, there’s lot of things that go into one football play that the average eye doesn’t see. But the people who know football know that nobody is to blame for anything. There’s always protection. There is always route running. There is always the quarterback throwing the ball. There is always handling the ball. So there is never one person who can obviously be causing your team anything like that. So I don’t really like to get into stuff like that.”
Maclin is right: The Eagles are 2-1. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t tough questions to ask after their dreadful performance in Arizona. And those questions will be amplified if the Eagles don’t play a lot better against the Giants on Sunday night.