Philadelphia Eagles are snubbed and disrespected again by the NFL

Haason Reddick #7, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Haason Reddick #7, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

We all have probably made mention of this before, some of us more than others. In all honesty, the ‘(insert city name) versus everybody’ mindset has allowed many of us to grow very weary, but there may be something to this “We all we got… We all we need” thing. For the second time in as many weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles have been robbed.

Sure, calling what just happened might be viewed as a ‘snub’. Some may say it’s a more appropriate or politically correct term, but in this case, it simply doesn’t work. The Philadelphia Eagles were robbed.

NFL Communications released its NFC and AFC Players of the Week following the 15th week of the 2022-2023 NFL season. Kirk Cousins was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Kayvon Thibodeaux took home honors on the defensive side of the ball.

We have much to discuss.

Giving Kayvon Thibodeaux NFC Defensive Player of the Week over Haason Reddick is a slap in the Philadelphia Eagles’ faces.

Now, here’s some brutal honesty. After watching the Minnesota Vikings pull off the greatest comeback in NFL history this past Saturday (and watching Kirk Cousins throw for 460 yards and four touchdowns in the process), we won’t argue with that decision too much… even though it was fun to watch what A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith were able to accomplish versus the Chicago Bears.

We have a problem with the Thibodeaux nod though. Don’t get us wrong. He racked up a career-high in tackles (12). He also registered three tackles for loss and a strip-sack that he returned for a touchdown, but how can anyone ignore what the Eagles’ pass rush did versus arguably the most elusive quarterback? No disrespect is intended to Jalen Hurts.

As a unit, the Birds gave up the late score on a Chicago TD toss, but they collectively sacked Justin Fields six times. Javon Hargrave, Josh Sweat, and Haason Reddick all had a pair. Reddick also added four tackles, including one for a loss of yardage, to the cause. Add that to two additional quarterback hits, a forced fumble, a pass breakup, and a fumble recovery.

How is he not the NFC Defensive Player of the Week again?

Maybe we’re still upset about the fact that Miles Sanders was snubbed two times over last week. Maybe this burns us up a little more because Kayvon Thibodeaux is wearing the wrong jersey, and we refuse to give the Giants credit for anything,

Whatever the case, this is highway robbery in the fullest, but that’s okay. Haason Reddick can simply use this as motivation, destroy the Dallas Cowboys, and prove, once and for all, that he, not Micah Parsons is the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year. That would suit us just fine.

No one likes us… We don’t care…

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