“We already have to beat our opponent. Now we’re trying to fight our fans. That energy to help us go out there and help us [get an] interception, delay of game penalty, whatever it is, we need them on our side, not against us.”
This was from DeSean Jackson in an interview given today about the game on Sunday where the Philadelphia Eagles will attempt to break the home curse and actually get a win against the Washington Redskins. Before the quote, he said that the fans should not boo, they should be behind the team and not voice their displeasure. He thinks we should all cheer like puppets no matter what happens.
Ten straight home losses. 10 straight, more than a year.
Here’s the bottom line; give us something to cheer about. We are never against you, DeSean, but we will not lose our football intelligence and we will always be honest about poor performance. You get no leeway for wearing the uniform and having a big mouth. The current group of fans is not that far away from Veterans Stadium and the memories of having a legitimate home field advantage.
The Eagles enter this game prepped for a win. Nick Foles has put together two quality games and the offense is clicking. LeSean McCoy woke up last week to the tune of 155 yards rushing. The offensive line decided to block again. The team will need all of this momentum as they gear up to play a very winnable game.
That is, if they can win at home again.
If they come out flat, as they’ve done for more than a year, the boos will happen. Especially after two quality wins on the road. Eagles’ fans travel well and tune in every week. If the offense stalls out, Foles regresses and things start to go sour, there is no reason not to boo. Jackson needs to quit talking and make sure he catches a few touchdown passes. A win on Sunday will set up momentum for an important run to finish out the season.