Philadelphia Eagles fans can calm down now. Miles Sanders is fine.
Hey. we’re talking about one of the most passionate and loyal fan bases on Earth when we’re talking about the Philadelphia Eagles. It doesn’t take much to cause a stir. Miles Sanders was taught that lesson again on Tuesday.
It all started at about lunchtime on the East Coast. Philly’s star running back sent out a tweet at around 1 P.M. EST containing a few simple words, ‘Can’t catch a break’. Just like that, fans of the ‘Birds’ and several members of the Philly media went into what can only be described as a tailspin.
What’s wrong? What does this guy mean? Is he alright? Please don’t tell us this guy just had some sort of injury? What if it is an injury? What now? Imaginations began to wander, and it wasn’t pretty.
If you know nothing about the NFL, the ‘Birds’, or their fans, picture getting a text message from your wife or significant other and all it said was ‘we need to talk’. Get the idea now? Yes, that’s sort of what it feels like. Thankfully, someone got the message to ’26’ or he read some of his comments.
Fear not, if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. This one falls in the category of ‘false alarm’.
If you haven’t gotten the news or this is the first time that you’re hearing about all of this, there’s no need to worry. The Eagles second-year star running back, the man who set franchise records for both all-purpose yards and rushing yards by a rookie is okay (marks that were held by DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy).
Again, maybe he got wind of the reaction or he read some of his own comments, but he took a little time to ease the minds of a fan base that was nearing a serious anxiety issue, tweeting out twenty minutes later ‘Keep calm y’all lol I’m ready for the season’.
Crisis averted. Sanders is a smart guy. Long ago, he made mention of how he’s transitioned to being comfortable with the fact that Eagles fans live and die with their football team, but sometimes we all need a reminder. Check this out.
Whew! That was a close one. In the words of ‘The Crocodile Hunter’, Steve Irwin, ‘Crikey’. We sure are glad that’s over. Let’s move on.