2. The personal fouls that cost his Philadelphia Eagles teammates can’t happen again in 2020.
At the beginning of Philly’s 2020 run, it appeared that the pressure from all of that “break out” talk had finally gotten the best of Barnett. It was either that or he had simply fallen asleep behind the wheel. After five games, Philly’s defensive end was actually drawing comparisons to Vontaze Burfict of all people. That’s one of those labels no one should want.
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Here are two thoughts on that.
2a. Let’s examine some of the low points of his Philadelphia Eagles resume in 2019.
There was the knockout shot on Jamaal Williams of the Green Bay Packers that forced the young running back to leave the game on a stretcher. One week later, Barnett was flagged at the tail-end of a Nathan Gerry pick-six versus the New York Jets for a low block on guard Alex Lewis that, in all honesty, should have cost the Eagles that touchdown. In all, through Philadelphia’s first five games in 2019, Graham was penalized six times for 65 yards, and three of those penalties were a result of being flagged for unnecessary roughness
Someone tell Barnett that we said “breakout” and not “break everything”. We’ve said all of that to say the following.