By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It has to be incredibly difficult to keep your head following a 53-20 loss, especially when that loss comes in a week where the world was watching to see just how “real” your team is.
That was the case when the Eagles traveled to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers. The experts coined it as a measuring stick game for the Eagles. If you were looking at this game as a major test for the Eagles, they certainly did not pass.
LeSean McCoy stopped by The Players Lounge on Monday to discuss the game and his feelings about the team after such an embarrassing loss.
McCoy kept it simple. “We didn’t come out and play. We really didn’t,” McCoy said of his teams’ effort. That fact appeared to be more and more apparent as the game went on. Any sense of hope quickly began to disappear when the team trailed 17-0 at the end of the first and it all was certainly lost when a 30-6 score appeared on the scoreboard at halftime.
The Eagles may have never showed up against Green Bay, but McCoy is not ready to concede that the Packers are the better football team. He made it clear that they were the better team “that day.”
“Overall I think we’re a better team,” McCoy said of the comparison between the two teams on the field at Lambeau. “We’re a better unit than what we showed.”
It may cause a stir for McCoy to touch on how his team stacks up against the Packers, or any other team for that matter after losing the way the Eagles did. However, that mindset is exactly the mindset the team needs.
Despite winning by 33 points, the Packers are 7-3, just like the Eagles are 7-3. If they Eagles considered themselves contenders going into Green Bay, they have to continue to believe that now. If not they can write this season off.
McCoy seems like he put the game into perspective. “No matter what the score, it’s a loss.”
Was it just another loss? No, clearly it was more than that. However, for the players to successfully put it behind them, they have to believe that.
McCoy summed the game up by saying “With that quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) on the other side, you got to put some points.”
Clearly the loss wasn’t all on the offense, but McCoy understands that his unit definitely was far from holding up their end of the deal.
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