Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ week three loss against the Detroit Lions on Sunday night, a blazing fire at a West Philadelphia apartment building sent three people to the hospital and displaced another ten more.
One of the saviors of the fire spoke candidly about his heroic acts to CBS 3 Philly following the tragic event.
And that Philadelphia hero couldn’t resist by putting a sick burn on wide receiver Nelson Agholor’s pass catching abilities during the interview.
If you were lucky enough to catch the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions game on Sunday night then you were in for a treat that went down to the wire.
The Lions defeated the Eagles 27-24 but that doesn’t exactly tell the whole story. The entire fourth quarter was an incredible back-and-forth between stout defenses against two above-average offensive attacks. Let’s just say there were a lot of fourth-and-longs that were completed.
But the main takeaway from the game was how many Eagles players couldn’t catch balls from quarterback Carson Wentz even after he put it directly in their hands. Yes, all of their receivers had stone hands in the fourth quarter and the Eagles would’ve easily won the game if they didn’t drop seven passes including the possible game-winner.
Particularly, wide receiver Nelson Agholor was terrible. To be fair, Agholor managed to score two touchdowns but also had two drops and a fumble during the contest.
Eagles fell to 1-2 on the season when many people had them as favorites to come out of the NFC to compete for a Super Bowl. Eagles fans were understandably upset with how the game ended and especially because the ending of last week’s game had a remarkably similar ending going down to the last seconds with a fourth and long.
Algholor also had a crucial game-winning drop against the 24-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2.
Around 2am, after the game, there was a tragic fire in an apartment building in West Philadelphia. A hero, Hakim Laws, described how he helped saved babies from the fire when he hilariously blasted Agholor in the process.
Laws told CBS Philadelphia, “I see a guy hanging out the window screaming that his kids were in there. My man just started throwing babies out… and we were catching them, unlike Agholor and all his mishaps.”
The most Philly soundbite goes to this guy who helped catch children thrown from a window during a fire. pic.twitter.com/3rH69gU2fL
— Steve Lindsay CBS (@SteveLindsayCBS) September 23, 2019
Laws is also a former firefighter and when he saw flames shooting from the window on the second floor he decided to pitch in.
For all intents and purposes, shouldn’t this hero make more than Algholor? These football players literally have one job and when they can’t even do that aptly it’s frustrating.
They always say football players are paid as much as the market yearns for them but what if they can’t even do what they’re being paid to do?
Thankfully, we have heroes like Laws roaming the streets.