I’ve got a couple of scenarios in mind for this week’s big game in Philly. They’re not particularly sexy, but I’ve narrowed the possibilities to a couple of options. One is the Eagles winning big, and two would be the Burgundy and Gold nipping the Eagles in a close one.
Scenario one seems like such an easy choice, as they used to say in those old oaters, “It’s quiet, it’s too quiet.” And of course no sooner after someone said this, a flaming arrow would fly into the fort and it would soon be overrun. For this reason I don’t think the first choice is the right choice.
Scenario two seems much more likely to happen. Washington is coming off a humiliating loss. Shanahan’s medicine seemed weak against a weak opponent. My perception is his command of his team’s future took a hit, at the same time, Sunday by the Eagles, his grip will become more tenuous, as people start getting apprehensive.
This in turn gets us to the outcome of the game. Shanahan’s team cannot afford to get drilled at the hands of Philadephia; he knows this. His team will be in playoff mode; they shall be focused and ready to play. This will be a close game and it could go either way, but at least this week the fans won’t have to worry about the decision that brought Shanny here. And if I may borrow a stanza from Robert Service’s-- “The Men Who Don’t Fit In.”
If they just went straight, they might go far;
They are strong and brave and true;
But they are always tired of the things that are,
And they want the strange and new. “
They say “if I could find my proper groove,
What a deep mark I would make!”
So they chop and change, and each fresh move,
Is only a fresh mistake.
Of course, keep in mind, the first scenario is not an impossibility!