Twitter reacts to Eagles’ ballsy trick play for touchdown
The Philadelphia Eagles made a ballsy call before halftime of the Super Bowl on Sunday and converted in a huge way.
On 4th-and-goal from the one, Eagles coach Doug Pederson decided to go for it rather than attempt a field goal while leading 15-12. Not only did they go for it, but they ran a trick play that ended up with a pass going to quarterback Nick Foles.
Here’s a look at the play:
— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) February 5, 2018
Naturally, folks on Twitter commended the Eagles on the bold decision to go for it … as well as the bold playcall.
— Al Smizzle (@AlZeidenfeld) February 5, 2018
Doug Pederson just out-smarted the smartest coach in NFL history … in the Super Bowl. #SBLII
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) February 5, 2018
Doug Pederson needs to do the Sam Cassell dance on the way to the locker room at the half
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) February 5, 2018
Tom Brady watching Nick Foles catch a pass like pic.twitter.com/2YIQxVgRri
— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) February 5, 2018
doug pederson has brass ones. man
— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) February 5, 2018
True fact: Right now Nick Foles has the same number of receptions (1) as Gronk.
— Kevin Patra (@kpatra) February 5, 2018
All things considered, that was one of the gutsiest play calls in NFL history. That was crazy.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) February 5, 2018
DOUG PEDERSON pic.twitter.com/5nZYfWn2ht
— Darryn Albert (@DarrynAlbert) February 5, 2018
Need Raftery in there instead of Collinsworth for an ONIONS!
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) February 5, 2018
Foles got better hands than Brady. #FlyEaglesFly
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) February 5, 2018
“We had just gone all the way down the field and I wasn’t going to let us get stopped,” Pederson told NBC’s Michele Tafoya at halftime.
Well played, Doug and the Eagles.