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”.