Cooley registers his disgust with 'Skins loss
Chris Cooley (AP/Duane Burleson)
Chris Cooley (AP/Duane Burleson)
NFL writer
Posted Nov 16, 2010
Michael R. Martinez


Redskins tight end Chris Cooley knows exactly how his team's fans feel. He was upset with a 59-28 loss to the Eagles, too. But at least they didn't quit playing, he said.

It turns out that Washington Redskins fans weren’t the only ones disgusted by their team’s 31-point loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in front of a national TV audience Monday night. Tight end Chris Cooley had the exact same feeling.

According to Washington Post blogger Dan Steinberg, Cooley told local radio hosts LaVar and Dukes he was “repulsed,” “disgusted” and embarrassed by the 59-28 defeat. Here are some of his comments:

“I've never had something like that happen to me. There are no words. I'm repulsed by the way we played, by the way the game unfolded against a team we beat earlier in the season. It's the same team, a team we beat earlier in the season. It was like Ohio State playing Idaho State. I mean, it was that bad. It was unreal.

“I can't explain what happened. They just kicked our ass. That's all I can really say. I just don't know what else to say about it. ... And they didn't need to stop. They could have had 800 yards the way they were playing. They didn't even try in the fourth quarter. They weren't even trying. ...

“I'm honestly disgusted with what we did. I don't know what to say. I can't even sit here and try to explain how we could have played better, how plays could have changed the game. There's nothing I can tell you. I mean, the one thing I know is that we didn't quit playing. They just outplayed us that much.”

Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, who signed a five-year, $78-million contract earlier in the day (although it has an out clause for the ‘Skins), took a few barbs from former Eagles teammate Terrell Owens after throwing three interceptions.

During the game, Owens tweeted, “How do u justify a 78 million dollar contract w/this type of performance?”

T.O. later claimed it was his brother who posted the message to his Twitter account, but McNabb fired back anyway, telling ESPN 980, “It’s unbelievable how they can comment on what I’m doing over here.”



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