Didn’t Denzel Mims just praise the Philadelphia Eagles three months ago?
Who would have thought that former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick and rookie New York Jets receiver Denzel Mims were the same dude? Okay, let’s start over because that probably isn’t fair to say.
Maybe they aren’t the same guy. Sure, they play different positions and took different paths to the mighty NFL. They’d never be confused for one another as they don’t look alike, but they do share one major character flaw.
You can’t put a lot of stock in anything that they say. Their opinions will change based on who they hang around and who’s listening. That’s not something you want people thinking about if you’re hanging around with them. How do you get teammates to trust you? Don’t look now, but Denzel Mims hasn’t even played a down of NFL football yet, and he’s already pulled an Orlando Scandrick.
For Philadelphia Eagles fans who are lost, let’s get you caught up.
To many of you, despite the fact that Scandrick played 12 NFL seasons and racked up 457 tackles, 11 forced fumbles, and nine picks, he’s more known now for breaking one of those “guy codes” than anything that he ever did on the field. What’s “guy code”, you ask? It’s simple. Those are the unspoken rules that apply to men that have never been written but every man follows.
No man should have to be told that it’s unacceptable to say something complimentary to a man’s face and then “flip the script”, so to speak, when that man isn’t around. Last season, we learned that Scandrick wasn’t informed of what’s acceptable and unacceptable behavior as he praised Malcolm Jenkins when standing in front of him for his leadership but then went the route of bashing him after being released by Philly on an episode of FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. The Eagles wasted no time exposing him via social media.
Fast forward, and here we go again. Mims hasn’t played a down of preseason football, let alone a down of football in a game that counts, and he’s already trash talking like he’s Steve Smith Sr. During a recent “Call of Duty” live stream, he had some pretty unflattering and profanity-laden things to say about the “City of Brotherly Love”.
It’s quite the far cry from when he made an appearance on 94 WIP-FM with Jon Marks and Ike Reese when he praised the Eagles organization and stated that he could see himself as a member of the Eagles organization. Yep, throw the flag on the play. Mims may want to worry about his work ethic, sense of urgency, and getting bullied at the catch point before he begins to throw darts at any team or its city.
More importantly, how do you get your teammates to trust you when this is a part of your personality? Mims, like Scandrick, might need a refresher course because right now, they look and sound more like those dudes who trash their ex-girlfriend after being dumped.