Twitter wasn’t very impressed with Matt Barkley on Sunday
By Sam Gardner, FOXSports.com
It was a rough Sunday for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley.
His 17-of-26, 158-yard, one-interception performance made the rookie signal-caller the third-worst player to throw a pass for the Eagles, behind injured Michael Vick and Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie. And his one lost fumble (above) came at a critical juncture in the contest and could have been the difference in Philadelphia’s 15-7 loss.
Performances like Barkley’s don’t normally go unnoticed — especially in today’s Internet age — so naturally, the Twitterverse made sure to let Barkley know just how poorly he played. Here is just a sampling of Twitter’s best Matt Barkley smack talk:
If you picked the Eagles -5.5 you’re in luck because Matt Barkley’s under center and *sets picks on fire*
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 27, 2013
Matt Barkley has been at QB five NFL drives: INT, INT, INT, Fumble, Turnover On Downs
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) October 27, 2013
Oh Matt Barkley. You HAVE to throw that away. What a debacle in the red zone. Awful, awful fumble. Poor kid
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 27, 2013
Matt Barkley challenging Matt Leinart for “King of the Checkdown” crown today.
— P. Schrager (@PSchrags) October 27, 2013
4th-and-9: Barkley fumbles shotgun snap, picks it up, overthrows receiver by approximately three vertical miles.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) October 27, 2013
Matt Barkley just tossed his helmet toward the equipment guy and it was picked off.
— Steve (@GalloSays) October 27, 2013
Matt Barkley kind of looks like Meryl Streep’s daughter, no?
— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) October 27, 2013
The good news is Matt Barkley still has that USC degree in Beach Drinking to fall back on.
— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) October 27, 2013
Matt Leinart, Carson Palmer, Mark Sanchez, and Matt Barkley. Maybe USC should just discontinue the Quarterback position.
— Sports Comedy (@SportsComedy_) October 27, 2013
Will Hill intercepts Matt Barkley to end a game. And college fans don’t think the NFL is fun.
— Bobby BENGHAZI Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) October 27, 2013
The good news for Barkley? There probably is none. But at least Eagles fans can take comfort in knowing that their team will be back on the road next week, against Oakland, so they may actually have a chance.
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