Red Zone Interception Was The Play Of The GameBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Good things happen to good teams. Right now the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t a good football team.
It was the play of the game a 14 point swing, but I couldn’t put major blame on an Eagles player for the play. The Saints came in an all-out blitz. Michael Vick read it and threw a pass to tight end Brent Celek, who had run a square out route.
Celek was being covered by Saints safety Rafael Bush. The safety was grabbing and tackling Celek with the ball still in the air. The pass hit the tight end’s right hand as he reached up for it. The ball hit off his hand and went into the air. Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson was standing right there as he covered Eagles tight end Clay Harbor who was running an outside route.
Robinson caught the football and took it back 99-yards for a score.
Celek blamed himself for the play. “I’m just disappointed in myself,” Celek said after the game. “I feel like I let a lot of people down. I let the city down. Like I said, I’m just disappointed in myself.”
I think the blame should be pointed at the referee who didn’t make the call. I thought a pass interference penalty was in store. Usually the referees are quick to call pass interference on defenders, but for the last few games, Celek isn’t getting a break. He was called for pass interference when he caught a touchdown pass in the didn’t think
“They brought an all-out blitz, and I actually thought we were going to get a holding call on Brent [Celek],” Vick said. “But we didn’t get the holding call. Another tipped ball, another turnover in the red zone. Not good.”
“I thought there was a fairly aggressive play on the tight end,” Andy Reid said afterward. “It was questionable, but you have to make the plays. I felt like he was restricted a bit to get to the ball.”
Clearly this play hurt the Eagles, but it happened in the first quarter so the Birds had plenty of time to make up for that.
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