Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles fans watch the game during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Owe Fans Explanation For Jackson Release


Anyone and everyone writing anything about the Philadelphia Eagles in the last few weeks has centered on wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Jackson is now gone. It’s not clear why, because the Eagles have not yet found us worthy of their explanation. There is actually a bit of a debate going on in the Twitterverse, with some fans critical of reporters demanding information. Some feel the Eagles owe us nothing.

If the Eagles were a franchise with a championship history, one that had brought a few parades down Broad Street, I might buy that argument. Considering the franchise is the proud owner of zero (0, none, zilch) Super Bowl titles, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly should feel obligated to offer some reasoning for jettisoning a Pro Bowl wide receiver.

I don’t care whether you’re a season ticket holder or a guy who watches every game in his parent’s basement. Fans are invested in the team. Without the fans, there would be no reason to have a team. The Eagles should understand and respect that investment.

The silence over the weekend was annoying. That it has stretched into a new week is maddening.

We don’t need to know everything. We don’t need Roseman to divulge organizational secrets that would put the Eagles at a competitive disadvantage. That’s not what we’re after.

What we’re after is understanding. We’re after something that at the very least tells us the Eagles remain committed to winning a championship. We’re after something that will continue to inspire us to invest in memorabilia and tickets, to remain in front of the TV on Sunday afternoons, or in our seats through a blizzard.

The continued silence is much more than irresponsible. To say nothing demonstrating the Eagles assume that they can do whatever they want and we’ll all keep coming back for more. I think we deserve more than that.

We deserve an explanation.

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  • Mark Sitko

    no we don’t – and in this case it is in best interest of the team to stay quiet for legal reasons. When ANY company fires an employee they stay quiet – they don’t say anything – it is the strongest position. You care about your own little lack of info than the good of the team – stop it…get over it – you are not that important, the team will function fine if you continue to be in the dark writing your little blog.

  • Thehost36

    Im not happy we just let him go for nothing with zero explanation but at this point it doesnt really matter lets just move forward and grab a solid wr in the draft

  • cjhowardo

    I’m not sure you need to attck the writer here, but you are right about the legal thing. The team lawyers have actually issued a gag order, so we won’t be getting any info any time soon.

  • Mark Sitko

    Not trying to be a troll – but that whole idea is silly. Corporations do not owe their customers anything when they decide to fire an employee. It is actually the EXACT opposite that is required by law. The are supposed to keep quite – it is in their best interest and also the ex-employees best interest. Anything the Eagles say that might hurt Djax’s chances of getting a job they could get sued over…so they say nothing. Firing him said everything they need to say. And these smug pompous fans that are crying over it are just obnoxious. They don’t know how the world works and they are whining like ignorant children that don’t get what they want. Be quiet and deal with it – the team owes you nothing other than putting up a competitive team – you can cry in the fall if they fall on their faces, until then shut up.

  • i fuck your girl

    This suck ass team owes me a fucking explanation!! I’m the biggest eggless fan but I’m tired of our front office not being able to deal with players in the right manner. Look at Reggie white, brian west- b-Dawkins , Terrell owns Dmac . I don’t care what you people say about companies and confidentiality . The fact is we the public pay big money to watch and enjoys the players on our team. With that said I think chimp belly owes me a fucking explanation .