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Kenneth Gainwell responds to Instagram DM during halftime after brutal fumble on 3-yard line

If you were watching the Eagles game today, you saw Kenneth Gainwell’s back-breaking fumble in the red zone. It was another slow, sloppy start to a game, but something about this play pushed me closer to the ledge than I’ve been in a while.

Kenny Gainwell killed the momentum early on the for Eagles:

When that happened, the fan base collectively threw our hands up and went, “Why the hell are you giving him the ball inside the five?” And that’s more or less where it ended for us in terms of frustration with the individual, and we focused back in on the collective failures of the god-awful red zone offense.

One fan, however, decided to DM Kenny G at halftime telling him to hold onto the football. Shockingly, the running back replied almost instantly, likely in the locker room getting ready for the second half.

I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this happen any time recently with the Eagles. Most of our guys keep it pretty buttoned up on the social media side of things.

I want to be clear, I’m more bothered by the guy messaging Gainwell than I am by him responding during halftime. Answering a DM, while maybe a bit unprofessional, doesn’t matter at all.

Sure, DMing an athlete from your couch and calling him a “fucking bum” doesn’t really matter either, but it’s exponentially more lame. Like, what does it accomplish? Other than making this guy look like a massive tool, of course.

Regardless, the Eagles won and moved the 7-1. We’ll call it a wash.

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Very real and legitimate journalist. I don't see a loss on the schedule.

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