Avonte Maddox called Darius Slay’s celebration “The Linc Leap” in Eagles postgame presser
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the crap out of the New Orleans Saints yesterday in South Philadelphia. Jalen Hurts rushed for three touchdowns to lead the birds to a 40-29 win. The Eagles improved to 5-6 on the season and kept their Wild Card hopes alive with the win. One of the many highlights of the game was Darius Slay, who scored yet another touchdown for the Eagles’ defense.
Darius Slay INT for a TD:
It was Slay’s third touchdown since Week 8. Compared to the very bad Detroit Lions, Slay and the entire Detroit Lions team have the same amount of touchdowns in that span. His three touchdowns are more than Keenan Allen, Brandin Cooks, George Kittle, Darren Waller, Allen Robinson and Jarvis Landry.
Overall, Slay was a beast the entire game before leaving with the game early and entering concussion protocol. I know the Saints quarterback wasn’t very good but he definitely didn’t throw towards Slay. On the day, he was only targeted three times and allowed one catch for nine yards. He earned the 2nd highest coverage grade given to any CB this season (94.0).
Slay is the only player in Eagles history to with three defensive touchdowns in four games. The pick-six was huge but his celebration was even better. After the game, Avonte Maddox commented on Slay’s game and the interception return.
Avonte Maddox basically steals the iconic name “The Lambeau Leap” and called Slay standing up on the wall addressing Eagles fans, “The Linc Leap”. Honestly, I would have went with “The Lincoln Leap” but we can work on that. The imagery from the celebration is arguably better than what Green Bay does. Instead of jumping up and turning around to sit with the fans, Slay stood on the wall and looked out into the stands, sending Eagles fans into an absolute frenzy.
As for Maddox calling Slay old…
All is well on a Victory Monday in Philadelphia. The Eagles will now play the New York Giants and New York Jets before hitting the BYE week. A Wild Card birth awaits.