Rasul Douglas’ performance Thursday night was a rollercoaster. Fortunately, one of the second-year cornerback’s best traits might be his ability to forget.
“You have to,” Douglas said after the Eagles’ 31-14 preseason loss to the Steelers. “You can’t sit there and think about it because no matter how you planned out the rest of the game, you’ll never recover.”
Douglas was beaten for a touchdown in the first quarter, responded with an interception in the second, then surrendered another six before the half concluded.
It was a game of highs and lows, but nobody outside the Eagles’ building will remember the in-between. The 23-year-old battled the entire contest, bounced back from his early miscue and looked solid otherwise.
“(Eagles defensive backs coach Corey Undlin) and the guys are good at making you forget,” Douglas said. “It’s not even you don’t want to. They make you forget. Next play, you’re back out there and it’s like, ‘Let’s go, man.’
“They give you confidence because you feel like, ‘OK, that play is over, behind me, behind us as a team, and let’s go out there and still play.’”
One play, in particular, Douglas needed to wipe from his memory was the 71-yard touchdown to Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster in the first quarter.
Douglas was seemingly in perfect position to knock down an underthrown pass down the left sideline,
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