The Seahawks Ripped Mark Sanchez And The Eagles After Dominating Them On The Field
Recent history has not shown the Seahawks to be gracious winners (or losers). While most players would have let their game do all the talking after beating a fellow playoff contender, a few Seahawks -- including, of course, Richard Sherman -- also fired a few shots at the Eagles' wide receivers and quarterback on their way out the door.
Sherman told reporters after the game that the Eagles miss now-Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, who was cut in the offseason either because he's a gang member or a locker room issue or a combination of the two:
"I think they miss him tremendously," Sherman said of the current Redskins receiver. "He was an incredible threat -- still a threat in this league. You can tell by things he's doing out there in Washington."
Said Sherman of Philly's current wideouts: "We never felt threatened."
While Sherman also cut his criticism with some nice words about the team as a whole, his teammates weren't so kind. Linebacker K.J. Wright called the much vaunted Philly offense "basic," which as any high school girl can tell you is the most damning insult imaginable:
"I'l tell you when I watching film, I was a little surprised how basic their offense was," Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright said. "They're running stretch plays, zone flicks. The Eagles did simple stuff we see all of the time...
"The Eagles are a pretty simple team," Wright said. "(They) did the same old stuff that they always do. There was no confusion. They throw screens, they tried to hurry-up, but when you're not completing the ball, that's kind of tough to do."
But the meanest, and perhaps cheapest, words of all came from defensive end Michael Bennett, who piled on Mark Sanchez, for some reason:
"Tell the Philadelphia police to put an APB out," Bennett told USA Today Sports. "Sanchez is trying to impersonate a good quarterback...
After the game he also was asked what he saw in the Eagles quarterback.
"The same thing everyone else saw -- not much."
Hey, when you hold a team to 139 yards of total offense -- the franchise's lowest home total in 31 years -- and said offense is supposed to be one of the league's best and most unique, you have reason to gloat. But guys, everyone knows Mark Sanchez sucks. He's Butt Fumble. He couldn't keep his job against Geno Smith. He's a backup. No reason to shit talk the guy after holding him to under 100 yards through the air.
Seattle looks like a great team again. But if both these teams make the playoffs, the Seahawks will likely return to Philadelphia for a wild-card game, and the last thing you need to do is give a team bulletin board material when you already have their number.
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