At least, as a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you don’t have to worry about things like drama. It seems to be everpresent around the NFC. Philly’s chances of winning the NFC East increase.
Does anyone remember the drama-filled days of the Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb drama? Those were some long days, weren’t they? Perhaps, the best part of being a Philadelphia Eagles fan has been there’s been no off-field drama to discuss for the most part.
The Eagles are playing decent football, and it seems, from the outside looking in, that this is a focused team that not only handles their affairs internally, but they also seem to genuinely care about one another. The team’s star right tackle Lane Jonhson said he would rather enjoy life in the Eagles’ locker room than join a stressed New England Patriots team.
He was criticized for it, but stories like this one make the fans and media appreciate the Eagles’ culture so much more.
It would seem like Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman or anyone in the media who asked him the question would be more worried about his team’s 0-2 record or how Norman could avoid being burned the next time he lines up across from DeSean Jackson.
Instead, he’s talking about his final days as a member of the Carolina Panthers and his opinion on his former and the New York Giants‘ current general manager Dave Gettleman. It appears Mr. Gettleman’s character is being called into question in reference to how he’s handled the likes of Norman, Landon Collins, and Odell Beckham Jr.
Here’s a quote from Norman when asked about Gettleman’s view, one where he claims to handle departing players with class and show them dignity. This one’s courtesy of NJ Advanced Media.
"When you look at that, it’s full of (expletive). And that’s what I feel about the situation and him. If you really want to be honest, every time I see him, I really want to like smash their face in the grass. That’s how I really feel about it."
His thoughts were echoed by teammate and Redskins safety Landon Collins, whose dealings with Gettleman came during their time together with the Giants.
"(He has) no dignity at all. I didn’t know what was going on. He’s a liar. He lied to everybody. So that’s a man I do not trust. I would hope nobody else would (either)."
It’s interesting. It makes a few inquiring minds wonder about some things. One, we’ll have to see how the Giants handle Eli Manning. Second, why isn’t this team’s only focus on the Chicago Bears? You know the Bears are focused on them.
It looks like the ‘Skins may be staring at 0-3 come 11:30 PM EST on Monday night. Don’t look now Eagles fans. There’s more drama floating around the NFC East. Philly’s chances of winning this division seem to be increasing.