This “dropping the ball” thing is getting stupid in Philly—first WR Nelson Agholor annoys his head coach with dismissive comments about it, then WR Josh Huff apparently drops the ball in real life.
Huff has been arrested for possession of marijuana and a firearm, according to multiple reports. The Delaware River Port Authority confirmed Tuesday to ESPN’s Tim McManus that Huff was stopped on the Walt Whitman Bridge for speeding, but would not comment on reports that the receiver was arrested.
A law enforcement source also confirmed to McManus that Huff allegedly was in possession of marijuana and the firearm. CSNPhilly.com was first to report Huff’s arrest Tuesday.
The Eagles released a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying they “are aware of the incident today involving Josh Huff. At this point, we are gathering more information.”
So much for Huff’s pending social problems—Huff, 25, has 13 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown this season, his third with the Eagles.
Meanwhile head coach Doug Pederson said Monday that he is disappointed by receiver Nelson Agholor‘s dismissive comments about his drop in Sunday’s night’s 29-23 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Agholor’s drop was costly. He failed to hold on to a third-down Carson Wentz pass early in the contest that would have given the Eagles a first-and-goal. Instead, they had to settle for a Caleb Sturgis field goal.
“I don’t give a damn, man, that [stuff] is nothing,” Agholor said when asked about the drops and whether plays were left on the field. No one is perfect. I don’t look at no drops, or that type of [stuff]. I’m tired of hearing that [stuff]. It’s just stupid.”
“We play football. I dropped the first one. I didn’t drop one after that. What does it matter? Because if we lose, then it’s like we’ll place blame on this person did this. No! As a team, we have a responsibility to win football games, and I get it, some plays could have helped. But there are still four quarters of football to be played, and we got to win. I don’t got time for that no more. I got time to win football games, only. No statistics. No ‘Who did this?’ Win, that’s all that matters.”
Agholor currently has 216 receiving yards on the season, which ranks 111th in the NFL.
“I’m disappointed in these type of comments,” Pederson said. “I think each individual has to be responsible for their own job, obviously. We’ve got to make good, smart choices. Everybody is mad and disappointed and angry after tough losses like we just came through, and cooler heads prevail. We just have to bite our lip sometimes and just suck it up and get to work. And that’s what we’ve got to do this week.”
“Any time you drop the ball is a problem,” the head coach said. “Everybody has to do their job. I talk about it every week with the team: You have to do your job, do your assignment, no excuses, and you have to own up to them.”
Let’s clear the air now, fellows, and also figure out what happens with Huff. I’d like to move on to previewing our next opponent—the New York Giants. But I had to get this other crap on the record so we can address it, deal with it and move forward.
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BRISUKSEGG Fantasy Football update (Week 8):
|2.||The Amish Mafia||6-2||W2|
|3.||BAD JEWS BEARS||5-3||L1|
|4.||Bri Suks More Than Just Eggs||3-4-1||T1|
|5.||Bri’s Fantasy Boys||2-6||L2|
|1.||The Bri Slapper||6-2||W4|
|2.||NFC East Mr. Jinks||5-3||L1|
|4.||Sunny’s Missing Left Foot||3-5||W1|
|6.||The White Boys||2-6||W2|
Week 8 Results: