You know how athletes like to cite how positive and supportive St. Louis fans are?
I'm kind of wondering how that's going right now.
Granted, under the Arch, they're probably all about the Cardinals this afternoon and are barely aware their NFL team is playing, but for the people in St. Louis who do care, this had to be devastating.
The line was that with all those injured guys, like Orlando Pace, back in the lineup, the Rams were much better than last year's 3-13 team. After watching them for a couple hours today, I beg to differ. This team looks awful, and in saying that, I'm not trying to dminish what the Eagles have done in building a 38-0 early fourth-quarter lead. The Eagles are going to be good this year, it seems. Even if their wideouts aren't running around unescorted all season, this defense is for real, I think.
And DeSean Jackson is everything you've ever imagined in a rookie wideout/punt returner, and more. As of this posting he has six catches for 106 yards, and a 60-yard punt return to his credit. If you know of an Eagles rookie who debuted with this kind of impact, please shoot me an e-mail, because I can't come up with one.
Donovan McNabb donned the visor with 8:55 left in the game, after completing 21 of 33 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns, the best opening-day performance of his life. The Birds entered the fourth quarter with 428 net yards, to the Rams' 109.