Alas, it begins. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to run an incredibly fast-paced offense under Chip Kelly this season. If all goes to plan, they’ll be wearing out defenses the way they did against the Washington Redskins on Monday night. And if Kelly’s up-tempo attack finds success, be prepared to hear about how opponents are faking injuries all season long.
On Monday night with Philadelphia leading 12-7 and driving in the first quarter, Redskins offensive lineman Kedric Golston went down with what was later described as cramping. As Golston was on the turf holding his leg, you could hear several Eagles yelling, “He’s faking!”
Former Redskins running back Rock Cartwright agreed.
What's up with all these fake ass injuries.. Grab a hamstring or something..
— Rock Cartwright (@Rockgotti25) September 10, 2013
Golston was one of a number of players to cramp up during the game — Eagles included. Cramping happens. We’re not saying there was no injury faking going on, but the truth of the matter is no injury will be assumed legitimate against Kelly’s offense this season unless you can see a bone sticking out of the person’s body.
As we learned from Jerry Jones’ comments about the New York Giants faking injuries earlier this week, the quicker offenses get the more complaining we are going to hear. Expect the accusations to be magnified in games involving the Eagles.
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