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Ronald Darby will block you if he plays poorly and you say so

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Ronald Darby will block you if he plays poorly and you say so

Professional athletes: they're human just like you! Except they're better athletes. Still human tho.

So when fans rip on them on social media, they're welcomed to hit those block and mute buttons at will.

We here at The700Level are very PRO BLOCK AND MUTE. It feels great.

And that's just what Eagles corner back Ronald Darby is set to do after the Eagles eeked out a win on Sunday over the Giants in which he did not play particularly well (In his defense, he did come up with a pretty crucial interception of Eli Manning).

Darby took to Twitter today to put the fans who criticized him and the Eagles on notice. The Loyal Ones are okay though. "Loyalty Over Everything" as one ex-Process member used to say.

https://twitter.com/realronalddarby/status/943147565150818304

https://twitter.com/realronalddarby/status/943148092077027330

He also called out the media... I'm not sure for what exactly. Probably posts like this one pointing out what happened.

This wouldn't be the first time an Eagles player went on a blocking spree. Brandon Graham famously blocked anyone who said anything negative about him a couple of years back before he flourished into a stud on the D-Line. He even went so far as to block people who favorited those negative things said.

Graham would later say he may have had an itchy trigger finger.

So, speak about Ronald Darby's play on the field with caution on Twitter if you want to be able to follow his gameplan off of it.

T.O. unplugged on Twitter

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T.O. unplugged on Twitter

Terrell Owens is never one to hold his tongue. Or in this case, his fingers.

Answering fans’ Twitter questions on Friday night, the former Eagles wide receiver and Hall of Fame finalist opened up about several topics.

Things started off relatively tame, as T.O. was asked about playing for Andy Reid and the coach’s inability to win the big game.

Things took a turn when Owens’ Philadelphia exit — and the person he felt was behind it, who went unnamed, (Donovan McNabb) — was brought up.

… And his feelings on Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.

However, Owens’ former San Francisco 49ers head coach, Steve Mariucci, got it the worst. Or maybe he’s just the worst.

At least Owens made it clear that despite playing for five teams during his NFL career, he will always bleed green.

Zach Ertz reveals secret origins of the dog mask

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Zach Ertz reveals secret origins of the dog mask

Dog mask mania has swept through Philadelphia ever since Lane Johnson and Chris Long donned the creepy masks following the Eagles' divisional round win over the Falcons. We know why the duo wore them but where in the world did they get the idea?

Well, thanks to Zach Ertz — and his article on The Players' Tribune — we now have the answer.

The Friday before the game, Long, Johnson, Ertz, Jason Kelce and Brent Celek were having dinner when Johnson just couldn't contain his excitement for the idea.

“You know how everyone keeps saying we’re underdogs?" Johnson said. "Even though we’re the No. 1 seed? Well … we were on Amazon last night, and we ordered these dog masks.

“Yeah, and when we win, because we’re gonna freaking win, we’re going to do everything in the masks. Media. Postgame. Everything. Dogs.”

And the rest is history. The dog masks have become a must-own for Eagles fans — if you managed to buy one before they sell out that is. The Linc will surely be filled with tens of thousands of rabid German shepherds. But will Long and Johnson get to gloat in the masks postgame again? 

For the full origin story of the masks and a ridiculous Carson Wentz story, read Ertz's full article here.