On the Philadelphia Eagles’ last meaningful play of today’s game, tight end Brent Celek showed maturity and awareness of the game. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was in the shotgun, Celek got open immediately and Foles lobbed it to him. Celek had a clear path to the end zone. But he slid at the 10 yard line. For all intents and purposes the game was over. The Lions had no more time outs. Foles only needed to take a knee twice after that play to put the game in the books. Celek put the team first and slid. He knew it was over the Lions.
Here is my take…
Celek has been a workhorse for the Eagles in the middle of the field. If he would have scored it would have put the Eagles up three touchdowns with less than two minutes left in the game. Pretty safe bet even the Lions offense could not have scored three times in less than three minutes. But Celek cared more about securing the win. If you saw the game and saw his face after the catch, he looked like he caught a Super Bowl winning touchdown. He personifies the Eagles team mentality. They play for each other not personal glory.
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