Malcolm Jenkins: ‘We deserved all the boos'


Oh yeah, they heard.

The boos started raining down out of the stands at the Linc when the Redskins took a 17-0 lead Sunday. They got louder when the Eagles quickly went 3-and-out, losing a couple yards on a 3rd-and-1. And then grew even louder when Dustin Hopkins kicked a field goal as the first half ended to give the Redskins a 20-7 lead.

It’s a sound the Eagles have not heard very much at the Linc during the Doug Pederson Era.

The Eagles came into this season 20-6 at Lincoln Financial Field under Pederson, and only one of those losses — to the Packers on a Monday night in November of 2016 — was by more than seven points.

So there haven’t been a lot of reasons to boo around these parts since the Chip Kelly Era.

But that ended Sunday afternoon.

Leave it to Malcolm Jenkins to give the perfect response. 

We deserved all the boos,” the veteran Pro Bowl safety said at his locker. “We heard them. When you play well, these fans will be with you every step of the way, and they'll love you. But if you deserve the boos, you’ll hear them. That’s one of the reasons I love playing here.

The Eagles scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of the second half while the defense began dominating the Skins, so there was no reason for anybody to boo after halftime.

And if the Eagles keep playing the way they did the last 30 minutes of the game? There won't be a reason to boo around here for quite a while.

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