It was Nick Foles, not head coach Doug Pederson, who first suggested the Eagles run a trick play to score the most memorable touchdown of Super Bowl 52. We know that because Showtime’s microphones caught the deliberations between Foles and his coach before the play:
“We’re going for it right here,” Pederson says as the Eagles face fourth-and-goal from the Patriots 1-yard line late in the second quarter.
“Philly, Philly?” Foles asks his coach.
Despite Carruth’s claims in his letter and interview that he has reached out to Adams, she responded that she has never received anything from him and that she has some reservations about his letter.
“But I do welcome a conversation with him,” Adams said. “He can have some supervised visitation with his son — I am open to that. I have mixed feelings about him breaking his silence. In some ways, he sounds more mature than he did. I’m glad to hear of the repentance and of his relationship with God. But what I’m also hearing is some of the same old self-centered Rae.”
Carruth’s full, 15-page letter can be viewed here.
The problem is this: That message wasn’t from Yee. It was from Nick in Boston, a loyal WEEI listener. WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan shared the text exchange:
“Somebody tweeted Ron Borges’ phone number, and I just picked it up and for some reason I just thought, ‘Hey, I’ll text him and say I’m Don Yee.’ And he just went with it for some reason,” Nick in Boston said, via Pro Football Talk. “Here’s the funny part. Well, it’s all funny but here’s the funnier part: He tried to call me three times and I just didn’t answer. But then I was just like, whatever, screw it, I’ll just call him and he’s gonna know it’s not Don Yee. But I called him and I was just like, ‘Hey, Ronnie, it’s Don.’”
Borges ran with the story, which quickly spread far and wide. That didn’t last long. The Herald pulled it, and sports editor Sean Leahy told Pro Football Talk that the paper is “looking into it.”