Thursday, September 18, 2008

D-Jax Allergic To Touchdowns?

Still recovering from watching the Eagles-Cowboys game. The back-and-forth game left me drained emotionally, and having to stay up until 11:00 p.m. (Central) to see it -- when I wake up each morning at 3:30 a.m. -- has left me drained physically as well.

The lasting image of the night is DeSean Jackson casually dropping the football after his long catch and run from Donovan McNabb, thinking he had already crossed the goal line.

Luckily, the Eagles were given possession at the 1-yard line, where Brian Westbrook would score from on the next play.

Credit to the ESPN crew for noting that Jackson had done something similarly stupid earlier in his career, doing a swan dive from the 5-yard line into the end zone, or so he thought.

He came up just a bit short, and also lost the ball.

The low-lights are below.

Andy Reid announced yesterday that every one of Jackson's future routes, no matter where the line of scrimmage is, will conclude with Jackson crossing the goal line first before the ball is thrown.

Quick side-note...hopefully D-Jax and D-Mac continue to make big plays for a long time. The fantastic nickname for the hookup of "five-and-dime" -- the jersey numbers for each player -- is just too good to not have with us for a long time.

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