Seth Joyner and Eagles fans were livid with Nelson Agholor for his lack of effort to make deep catch


Sunday night couldn't have gone much worse for the Philadelphia Eagles down in Texas. They were handled easily by the Dallas Cowboys and it was tough for those of us sitting at home to watch.

Plenty of blame to go around in the usual directions but there was one play late in the game that had Birds fans on social media absolutely livid.

If there's one thing that doesn't fly in Philly, it's lack of effort. So when it appeared as if Nelson Agholor didn't lay out for a deep ball, fans were irate.

Former Eagle Seth Joyner was pretty harsh on Postgame Live as well.

"I've been defending [Nelson] for a long time," Joyner said. "I've been trying to be the guy that sees the positives in his skill sets. Deep down inside, there's either some pitbull, some dog in you or there ain't. There's nothing but puppy in him. When I saw him not lay out for that ball, could it have been a better ball, absolutely, but not to see the effort. One thing that doesn't cost you anything is effort. You're going to go up to the window tomorrow and pick up your paycheck and you put that effort out. You wouldn't even dive for that football in a game that mattered??"

Now, before we lay in too deep on Nelly, it's worth noting that it could be a camera angle thing as beat writer Jimmy Kempski surmises. But still, come on.

Fans were not happy one bit.

"We missed it," Agholor told reporters following the loss about the play.

Nelly wasn't the only Bird to show a lack of effort. Nate Gerry didn't appear to really want to keep Dak Prescott out of the endzone late.

Anyway, it's sure to be a happy Monday in Philly!

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