Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins says he was ‘talking trash’ at Cody Parkey before missed field goal
Some of the Philadelphia Eagles players are familiar with Chicago Bears embattled kicker Cody Parkey, as Parkey was a member of the team for two years in 2014 and 2015.
On Sunday, Parkey was on the other side, attempting what would have been a game-winning 43-yard field goal in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.
Parkey ended up having the kid partially blocked, and it then ricocheted off the upright and then bounced off the crossbar and back on to field, preserving a 16-15 win for the Eagles.
After the game, Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins said he was trash-talking his former teammate before the kick:
Malcolm Jenkins on what he was doing before Parkey's FG attempt: "I was just talking a lot of trash at Cody Parkey."
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) January 7, 2019
Of course, I’m not sure how much the trash talk mattered, as it appeared that Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester got a hand on the football, clearly changing the direction of the kick and causing the miss.
However, the block was subtle, so most people just assumed that Parkey botched the kick.
Regardless, Parkey’s missed field goal will likely live on in infamy in Chicago and will be remembered fondly in Philadelphia.
The Eagles are attempting to defend their Super Bowl title and managed to sneak into the playoffs with a 9-7 record. Philadelphia had to win its final three games of the season to make the postseason while also getting some help, and the Eagles did just that, defeating the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Texans and Washington Redskins over the final three weeks while receiving some assistance from, ironically, the Bears, who beat the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17 to allow Philly to earn a Wild Card berth.