• September 29, 2022

I’ve Got The Same Message For Sheldon That I Had For Donovan

What is going on with all the guys who got traded out of here during this past off season?  Do all of them want to have a pity party?  I commented earlier about Donovan McNabb and how he needs to stop talking about what happened during his time here in Philadelphia.

Now I need to say the same thing to former Eagles cornerback Sheldon Brown.  He already made his point about Asante Samuel not buying into Sean McDermott’s system and how Samuel is a fundamentally sound player like Brown.

We all know about how Samuel didn’t want to get into press technique against the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs and surrendered a touchdown on quick screen to Miles Austin.  We’re famliar with Samuel’s discomfort with hitting and tackling, but that’s the Eagles front office problem.

Brown was making his point again to Philly.com’s Paul Domowitch saying, “I’d much rather have a guy that’s going to set a tone and be fundamentally sound every play, make consistent tackles, than have somebody who’s just going to make big plays. That’s me. And I know that’s how most people think.”

Brown may feel this way but the Eagles wanted to sign Samuel and make him the highest paid cornerback in team history.  They also chose to let Brown go, but chose to hang onto Samuel.

I commend Brown for his years of quality play here in Philadelphia.  I take my hat off to him for playing through injuries, but it’s time for him move on and focus on his business at hand, which is being the best football player he can be for the Cleveland Browns.

I know many of you may sympathize with Brown and feel that McNabb should shut up, but Brown has every right to talk.  I think they should treated in the same manner because both of them were key components of a very good team.  They don’t play here any more, so they don’t need to be commenting on what happened here, as they prepare to play another season in another location.

I think both of them should keep these comments to themselves since it’s all “water under the bridge”.

GCOBB

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Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
August 25, 2010 5:51 pm

I think another reason that alot of the Veteran ex-players, complain a little after they leave is because most of them just loved playing here, the fans are crazy,passionate 24/7 365 days a year… Most of the other teams/fans don’t care or follow the sport or it’s team all year round like they do in Philadelphia, these Players miss fans,the media coverage and all the hoopla that goes with it
Brown goes out to lunch in Cleveland and most people think he’s a yoga instructor for LeBron James
Even D McNabb goes out to Dinner in DC,and the poeple think he is Obama’s latest Czar appointee for something or another… There have been many a Veteran who will tell you in private that playing for ther Eagles was their best stop as a Pro, they may be able to make a little more $$ elsewhere, and some may even win a Championship playing elsewhere, but most of them realize that the
“Eagle Fishbowl” that they lived in while being a Philadelphia Eagle, is not likely to occur in any other city in the Country/NFL…. and some players just flat out miss that passion,attention,coverage

BigE
BigE
August 25, 2010 9:38 pm

APPARENTLY THE COACH WAS NOT HAPPY WITH ASANTEE’S UNWILLINGNESS TO LISTEN OR PLAY PRESS COVERAGE OR ELSE ON HIS ONE PRESEASON TACKLE HE WOULD NOT HAVE TRIED TO WRAP UP AND WOULD NOT HAVE COME INTO CAMP A LITTLE STRONGER. WHY NOT TELL PAUL DOMOWITCH NOT TO AGITATE. IT’S NO SECRET THAT ASANTEE SAID “THE EAGLES KNEW WHAT THEY WERE GETTING” I JUST HOPE THE OFFENSIVE LINEMAN DON’T REFUSE TO PASS BLOCK AND PREFER TO RUN BLOCK ONLY.

scorpiodsu
scorpiodsu
August 26, 2010 9:37 am

When has Sheldon not been outspoken? Now we want him to shut up because he’s not an Eagle? I don’t mind a player expressing how he feels. We always get on players and organizations for not being “real”and now you want a guy to shut up that’s been real his entire career. It’s not odd for a player to say some not so favorable things about a team that traded them when the situation got worse at the end. How about you tell your media guys to stop asking these players how they feel about Philly and the Eagles organization? If they agree to an interview then they answer the questions they are asked. Obviously, some one wants to know how they feel if they keep asking them.

ozzman
ozzman
August 26, 2010 9:52 am

Its amazing that no one is allowed to say a bad thing about this coach, his staff or the FO and the HOLLYWOOD PUNK without getting lashed out with venom. No rings, treat their superstars like trash and god forbid someone point it out. Give me a break.

KTDawk
KTDawk
August 26, 2010 10:50 am

maybe i read this incorrectly but all he said was that he doesnt understand why the eagles chose asante over him. he didnt bash the Fo or the organization as a whole he just doesnt understand it. i frankly dont either but that doesnt matter

BigE
BigE
August 26, 2010 12:52 pm

Please tell me what games Samuels won for the Eagles. Brown had a right to feel put down because the Eagles had a history of high priced free agents who were not all they were paid to be and were valued more than the drafted players who performed.

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
August 26, 2010 1:22 pm

One of Samuel’s first seasons when he had 2 Int’s versus the Giants in a playoff game which the Eagles won was probably Samuel’s biggest game that I remember
One pick was a slant route thrown by Manning early in the game that Samuel stepped in front and got the INT to set the tone in the Eagles victory

BigE
BigE
August 26, 2010 2:26 pm

PM- do you have a photographic mind, as you remember so many details. Do you think having dreadlocks with a receding hairline is a violation?

WellWellWell
WellWellWell
August 26, 2010 3:04 pm

It was a 29 or so yard return that Manning himself had to stop or it would’ve been a pik6. Turned into 1st and gaol from the 2. He baited Manning so bad on that play, made him look silly.

Butch007
Butch007
August 28, 2010 12:00 pm

People have to right to say whatever they want to say after they’ve left an organization without any kind of retaliation IF it’s clear they worked with 100%+ of their ability and proved to be valuable as an employee and personality within the organization when they were there. That’s just how it is, there are very few people outside of Philadelphia that will even consider any of this retaliation towards these players as anything, but petty just because of their history and being known as “Classy Guys.”

ironman44
ironman44
August 30, 2010 3:52 pm

Paulman, i’m a little late reading this but A yoga instructor for Lebron James…. very funny but true 🙂