In the NFL, you don’t cry uncle, and you don’t ask opposing players to let off the gas when they’re beating you, right?
Well, not if your the Washington Redskins. According to a Philadelphia Eagles player who talked to NFL.com’s Mike Silver, Redskins defenders were “begging” the Eagles to slow down their hurry-up offense in Week 1 when the two teams squared off:
NFL Media columnist Mike Silver revealed on Thursday’s “NFL Total Access Kickoff” that Washington Redskins players were begging the Eagles to ease up on their “ridiculous” pace in the first half of the season opener.
If this is true, it’s rather embarrassing for the Skins, but given how they’ve played through the first two weeks, looking disinterested and timid, it makes sense they’d be desperate enough to essentially cry “uncle”. They need to change their mentality and do it soon if they want to avoid an 0-3 start to what was predicted to be a promising season.
Hopefully, they won’t ask the Detroit Lions to slow their pace down this week.