Eagles Should Have Delivered A Message To Orlando ScandrickBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
On a good football team with tough players who were committed to each other, somebody would have taken out Dallas Cowboys safety Orlando Scandrick before the game was over on Sunday afternoon. The offensive linemen are supposed to protect their running backs and quarterback. They should have the attitudes of body guards.
The safety made a play on Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy, which a cheap shot and could have ended the running back’s career.
McCoy caught a screen pass with his back to the defense. Scandrick recognized the play, then came up from the secondary to make the tackle. He arrived on the scene before McCoy could turn around.
Normally in a situation like that the defender has the decency to tackle the guy up top so nobody gets hurt. Instead of doing that, Scandrick went low at McCoy’s legs. McCoy was able to get his legs off the ground and avoid getting hurt, but it still hurt his legs enough to force him to limp off the field.
McCoy instincts and quickness saved him on that play because somehow he got his legs off the ground. It was a split second away from being a career ending play.
I mentioned the play to McCoy after the game and he replied while shaking his head, “Yeah, man do you see that.”
No player can totally protect himself if is focusing on the playing the game and not protecting himself. Somebody should have delivered a message to Scandrick before that game was over. That says a lot about the Eagles offensive line and the position which this team is currently in.
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