Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Jason Kelce on Dallas, A Darren Sproles update
Jason Kelce adds some spice to Cowboys Week, and Darren Sproles suffers a setback. It’s all here on Philadelphia Eagles roundup.
As we close in on the Dallas Cowboys game, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce didn’t do anything to improve on fan relations between the two franchises. Let’s discuss more on that in a second. Tough news came out of the Novacare Complex midweek when it was learned that Darren Sproles’ final season hit yet another snag.
We all learned that what was supposed to be a week 10 return hit a serious roadblock when he re-aggravated his hamstring.
Sproles’ status for Sunday night’s game is doubtful, and some are even concerned that our dreams as Eagles fans, to see him back on the field contributing to Philly’s offense, may never come to fruition. He appeared in the season opener, left the game with an injury, and he hasn’t been seen on the field of play since.
The hope is he could still return to help the Eagles make the playoffs and, possibly, make a run when they get there, but for now, we’ll have to keep using those familiar Doug Pederson terms like ‘day-to-day’ and ‘week-to-week’.
Now, let’s talk a little Kelce.
Well, it must be Cowboys Week. It didn’t take long for the author of what may be the greatest championship parade speech in sports history to make his feelings known. He had quite a bit to say on Wednesday when he joined Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team on Philadelphia sports radio station 94 WIP-FM.
Take a gander:
"I would say mostly (that) I just don’t think a lot of players, in particular me, just don’t really like the franchise, the organization, what is stands for (and) what it’s always stood for… I’ve just never really appreciated what the organization and what its fans really stood for. A lot of fair weather people from across the country that just kind of fell in love because they’re winners instead of having any type of emotional connection to the team whatsoever."
Sure, he praised a few of the players, Sean Lee for instance, but those who were wondering if he’d change his tune a little learned very quickly that he wouldn’t.
"There’s a ton of players they got that I got a lot of respect for, Sean Lee, Travis Frederick (who) unfortunately is going through some serious health concerns, but he’s a tremendous player. I’ve got some respect for some of their guys, it’s most of the organization that you don’t like."
We’ll go ahead and call that check mate. We expect a response from Cowboys fans very shortly. Again, it must be Cowboys Week.