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Brent Celek says Eagles should have won


(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP)


Football fans in Philadelphia on this Monday are like football fans in Washington last Monday. Furious. Outraged. Ready to drink gobs of beer in order to take revenge on the gods.

And players will now be put through the same media circuit the Redskins faced a week ago: How could you lose a game you were favored to a team with inferior talent?

It's all ridiculous, obviously. Five of the 13 NFL games on Sunday were won by underdogs. The Saints actually did poorer against pre-game expectations (represented by the point spread) than the Eagles did. But whatever. This is how it goes, and so then Brent Celek goes on WIP and says stuff like this about the team's performance.

"Terrible man. I'm pissed....We didn't come out right. We've got to straighten that out....We feel like we're so talented, but we can't kill ourselves, and that's what we were saying. Let's just do what we can do. Let's not hurt ourselves, because [the Redskins were] doing nothing out of the ordinary. They weren't blitzing us like crazy, they really weren't blitzing us at all. We just had to run our offense and not make mistakes, and we made too many mistakes....

"I give them credit for what they did, but we as a team, if we do what we can do, like I always say, we're unstoppable. We just can't beat ourselves....I'm disappointed. We should have won that game. It's always fun to play against somebody you played with, but you want to beat 'em bad, and the fact that we didn't beat em pisses me off.

"The good thing is we get to play em again and kind of redeem ourselves. But you only get so many opportunities a year to play, so you can't keep talking like this every week....I'm pissed off about it."

Though I guess if my team lost on a final play like this, I'd be sour, too.


(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP)

By Dan Steinberg  | October 4, 2010; 3:42 PM ET
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Comments

With that attitude, this guy should be a Redskin.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | October 4, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I remember Donovan McNabb saying much the same thing after the two games we won in Zorn's first season.

Must be something in the water up there.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde | October 4, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

umm, the Eagles SHOULD have won, Daniel. skins got lucky that he dropped the ball in the end zone.

Posted by: popopo | October 4, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

I remember Donovan McNabb saying much the same thing after the two games we won in Zorn's first season.

Must be something in the water up there.

Posted by: JohnnyRyde

You are so right! Two years ago when we beat the Eagles twice, McNabb said he was baffled (or something like that) because they were the better team.

Posted by: Lisa_R | October 4, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

popopo:

Wasn't the guy who dropped the ball on the Eagles team?

So explain to me how the team that couldn't catch the ball "should have won," as compared to, say, the team that did catch the ball. Last time I checked, catching the ball was part of the game. That's part of the deal.

popopo logic: "The Wizards should have won the NBA Championship. The other teams got lucky that all those shots didn't go in."

Posted by: Fozzie1 | October 4, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

umm, the Eagles SHOULD have won, Daniel. skins got lucky that he dropped the ball in the end zone.

Posted by: popopo | October 4, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse
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umm, we can play the "SHOULD have" game all day and it doesn't change the outcome of what happened.

Carlos Rodgers SHOULD have held on to that easy INT early on the Eagles last drive, and then there would have been no dropped hail marry in the end zone.

Eagles got lucky that he dropped that ball at mid field.

Or, I guess the Eagles almost got lucky that the skins only almost got lucky?

Posted by: --swb | October 4, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I'd be sour too if I lived in Philly.

Posted by: thornwalker1 | October 4, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

And if the Skins lost then we'd all be saying we "should" have won. In any close game, the losing team will, and should, feel they should have won. Dallas probably feels they "should" have won. And we feel we "should" have beat Houston. Only the Rams game (ugh) is one where you can't say that.

Posted by: gkronenberg | October 4, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Final score 17-12. The Beagles always seem to have more bark than bite...

Posted by: rademaar | October 4, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

The entire Philly fan and media base's loser mentality following this game remind me of many past Skins seasons. Always shoulda woulda coulda. How the tables have turned. I think they were confused of how it is possible to Shanny a way to victory. Run first, intimidating defensive hits, and key management play frpom the QB.

Maybe McNabb didn't have the huge stat line philly is used to, but he made key plays that helped get the win. Philly is notorious for feeling invincible and always insisting that nobody can beat them but themselves. I think Celek needs to stop whining and take a few more looks at the game tapes.

Wins and lossesin the NFL come from slim differences in team play. Every game has plays that make or break you leading to victory or defeat...but in the end the team that makes the most of it usually wins. Redskins missed plays and made mistakes too. They could say that they should have won by 20 or so.

I think Celek should worry more about making the plays rather than whining about woulda coulda shoulda. Sounds like a losing attitude in Philly to go along with lousy play. Maybe they are not as talented as self proclaimed.

Posted by: skinnerman3 | October 4, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

.. shoulda, woulda, coulda..

well that sounded like us after the Houston game.

No use saying it because the game's over.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 4, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

All year long the schedule is going to say Oct 4th 2010 Washington 17 - Filly 12. Luck or no luck final score says all. SKINS WIN!!

Deal with it Eagles fans!!

Posted by: dph60 | October 4, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Rogers should have caught the ball first. What's your point? Eagles fans act like Jason avant is a playmaker, it's cute.

Posted by: AdamCr | October 4, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Look at that picture. WHAT are Landry and Hall doing? Happy that the Skins won but damn they do their best to lose every week.

Posted by: thediesel | October 4, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

"Carlos Rogers should have caught the ball first"

This has been the MO of Eastern Motors' "The Interceptor" for at least three years. Carlos Rodgers cannot catch a cold. It's why he's a 3rd string CB on any team except the Redskins. I'm starting to (slowly) change my mind about Deangelo (if he were half the player he thinks he is, he'd be twice as good as his play suggests, but if they match him up on most team's Y receiver, yeah, he can probably shut that guy down), but Carlos Rogers always has been, and always will be, a nickel back.

All in all, props to the Skins D for hanging on as yet again the O disappeared in the 2nd half, only allowing three field goals and that hail mary. How can you go in with a 14 point lead and the half, and LOSE your running game? No points in the 2nd half again, a mediocre running game in the 2nd half, and once again we have a game-deciding play right at the end of the game. The D is not the dominant force they were the last 4-5 years, but they're playing well enough when they have to spend the 2nd half on the field. Also, I was pretty happy to see a lot more of the 4-3 when it mattered.

Bottom line, if Vick had not gotten plastered on his goal line dive in the 1st quarter, the Skins would have lost badly.

Is there any dirt on why we let Larry Johnson go? He seems to me (I've only watched one game in its entirety) to be the big, physical back the Skins need to pound out 3-4 yard gains when working a lead, and he barely saw action once the season started.

Also, if you have a decent leg and know how to punt, trying to talk your way onto the practice field this week might not be a bad idea, the Skins clearly need a guy that can get some good hangime with some form of accuracy.

Posted by: ncromcr | October 5, 2010 1:25 AM | Report abuse

Ok tell me again who is Brent Celek???

Posted by: ttn703 | October 5, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

And if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.

Posted by: btwigg | October 5, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

If you guys were the inventors of facebook...you'dve invented facebook

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | October 5, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

That's the world of professional sports.

As much as the Skins should be 3-1, they are also just one holding call and a very catchable Hail Mary away from being 0-4 too. Oh well, on to Week 5...!

Posted by: GAU8A | October 5, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

There is one thing about the NFL. It does not matter how you played, who was hurt or not hurt, who dropped what, who didnt block or tackle, or whatever. The only thing that matters is either a W or an L. Eagle fans, it was an L for you. Case closed.

Posted by: rmcpks73 | October 5, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

"Football fans in Philadelphia on this Monday are like football fans in Washington last Monday. Furious. "

Hahahaha! Nice one, Steinberg. The Redskins won't win many games this year, so why don't we bask in the glory of our 2-0 NFC East Record while we can instead of pissing on it?

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 6, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

I give them credit for what they did, but we as a team, if we do what we can do, like I always say, we're unstoppable. We just can't beat ourselves....I'm disappointed. We should have won that game."

I sure hope Shanahan writes that on everyone's locker when they come to DC.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 6, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

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