On this edition of ‘The Roundup’, Brian Westbrook helps an Eagles fan realize the dream of a lifetime, and we look at Timmy Jernigan’s progress.
In this edition of ‘The Roundup’ we share a moment between legend and a fan. Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook surprised one Anthony Myers with the gift of a lifetime. Then, we’ll take a quick look at Timmy Jernigan‘s progress.
Let’s start with ’36’ and Mr. Myers.
How’s this for a Christmas gift?
Anthony Myers is a sophomore running back for the Berks Catholic Saints in Reading, Pennsylvania and a lifelong Eagles fan.
Back in October, on the day he received the news that he had Stage 3 brain cancer, he returned to the practice field with his teammates. He was cleared to play in the District 3 semifinal playoff game, and in that one, he scored two touchdowns.
Just this week, he appeared on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, and he got the surprise of a lifetime from Eagles legend Brian Westbrook. It’s hard to tell the story and do it justice.
You have to see this one for yourself.
That’s awesome. We move on to Eagles wide receiver Timmy Jernigan and the everyone else who’s been injured.
Philly patches everyone up and moves into the finale.
Here’s a question. If ‘The Birds’ find their way into the postseason, is it still too late to mention Doug Pederson as one of the candidates for the NFL‘s Coach of the Year? Sure, he won’t win it, but shouldn’t he get some sort of consideration?
Pederson’s found a way to right the ship after injuries mounted and the Eagles endured some crushing losses. On Thursday afternoon, the Eagles released an injury report, and here’s how it looked. It’s hard to gauge these things, but we expect Friday’s may look similar.
One name missing on that report is Timmy Jernigan. Here’s the scoop.
Despite offseason back surgery and stories that Jernigan’s career might have been over, Mr. Jernigan made his long-awaited debut late in the season versus the rival New York Giants. Then, just as quickly as the good news came, there was more bad news.
Something didn’t quite feel right, and Jernigan would have a setback.
He missed three straight games but returned to the lineup versus the Houston Texans. He should be present for the finale. Philly will need him. It’ll be all hands on deck for their game versus the Washington Redskins.
Then, as you might expect, everyone will have a certain interest in an NFC North clash that will have a lot to do with determining whether or not ‘The Birds’ make the postseason. We’re expecting the NFL shouldn’t have any issues getting a few eyeballs to television sets around the country.