Philadelphia Eagles fans get their love letter from Cre’Von LeBlanc

Cre'von LeBlanc, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
Cre'von LeBlanc, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

Philadelphia Eagles fans absolutely love Cre’Von LeBlanc.

Call it an overreaction, being unequipped with the facts, or whatever you want to call it. Whatever you call it, we can all agree on one thing. The Philadelphia Eagles love Cre’Von LeBlanc. Look no further than the effigy they hung for the Eagles organization when the news dropped that their favorite slot corner had been released (No disrespect to Nickell Robey-Coleman. They just don’t know him as well yet).

Thirty seconds after the news went public, the reaction was, in a word, venomous. No one knew originally that Philly had plans of bringing him back immediately. They’ll tell you that they did, but they didn’t. No one thought about the fact that, since he was a vested veteran, he wasn’t free to sign with another team as quickly as, say, an undrafted rookie. Everybody was stuck on what they had seen and how they felt at the moment.

Letting the man we call ‘Strap’ go was never about Philly not wanting him on their team. They just needed the roster space to add Jason Huntley, and they knew when they swooped back in (pun intended) to snatch LeBlanc up, he’d still be there. ’34’ was re-signed a day after his release, and all was right with the world again. Well, at least ‘Strap’ knows ‘Birds’ fans have his back.

Dear Philadelphia Eagles fans, ‘Strap’ loves you too.

It’s been a busy week for Philly. After all, they do have a game on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. Even still, there’s something that you should know. LeBlanc saw the headlines. He saw your reactions on Twitter and on social media, and when he had a moment, he answered Philly’s love with a little of his own. Take a look.

It’s short, sweet, and to the point, but it’s message rings with the feeling of a five-page love letter. ‘Strap’ loves you too if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan. There isn’t an Eagle walking that doesn’t know how tough these fans can be, but they also know that these are the best football fans in the world.

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If you work hard and play hard, they’ll love you, even if you fail. Just ask ‘Strap’ or anyone else who bleeds for this team, but if you give minimum effort and your response to why in the press conference is ‘For who? For what?’, they’ll rip you a new one. Just ask Ricky Watters. Put a period at the end of that sentence.