Philadelphia Eagles DC Jim Schwartz defends his comments to DK Metcalf

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It didn’t take long for the Philadelphia Eagles D.C. to formulate a response.

There are two sides to every story. Seattle Seahawks star D.K. Metcalf has his version. Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has another.

It’s been almost two days (at the time of this story being published) since Metcalf told reporters that he was fired up by a conversation that he had with Philly’s ‘General’, one in which Schwartz compared the 64th-overall selection in 2019’s NFL Draft to Calvin Johnson. On a day that Birds fans affectionately refer to as WentzDay, Coach Schwartz hung out with a few members of the media, and it didn’t take long for someone to ask Coach Schwartz what he was thinking.

“Wow. I can’t believe paying a compliment has become such a big thing.” Buckle up. This is about to be good.

"In my mind, it’s a little bit funny… Anytime you even speak somebody’s name in the same sentence as Calvin Johnson, I don’t know how you could take offense to that. I tried to pay the guy a compliment, s(I) aid I read his story, (I) knew he had overcome injury, heard he was a hard-worker and said he reminds me a little bit of Calvin. (I) congratulated him after the game. At the time, he told me, ‘Hey thanks coach, that means a lot to me’."

It sounds like a totally different explanation than the one we got from Mr. Metcalf, doesn’t it? Philly’s D.C. added the following.

"If anybody wants to take offense to being compared to who I think is one of the greatest players in the history of the National Football League, then, yeah. If you get your motivation that way, then fine, but we’re not going to worry too much about that"

Well, Philadelphia Eagles fans, with that being said, let’s move on.

Is anyone else thinking about that time Orlando Scandrick complimented a mic’d up Malcolm Jenkins about his leadership and then bashed him on television a few days later? Is anyone else wondering why these guys can’t state these things to the guy’s face if that’s how they really felt in the moment?

No disrespect to guys like Mr. Metcalf, but come on. Listening to both sides of the story make us feel like there’s only one word that can be used to describe the situation, and that word is ‘mess’.

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Coach Schwartz spent a ton of time getting to know the man NFL fans refer to as Megatron. He was the Detroit Lions’ head coach from 2009 to 2013. Megatron made the Pro Bowl four straight times during that span.