Philadelphia Eagles roster: Why is Mailata so much better than Dillard?

Jordan Mailata (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jordan Mailata (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Andre Dillard #77, Philadelphia Eagles
Andre Dillard #77, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) /

Dillard shares the traits of a former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.

Andre Dillard is like Carson Wentz.No, seriously. That’s the answer. Think about this for a second.

He needs cheerleaders. He crumbles under the pressure. He just isn’t tough enough mentally. Like Wentz, Dillard is so used to having people tell him about how good he is that he never learned how to function when someone told him that he wasn’t that great. Remember that really weird answer he gave us about where his mindset was when he had to play right tackle in Lane Johnson’s absence?

We’ve heard about stories in which coaches have had to scold both Dillard and Mailata following bad moments at practice. Jordan used those moments as fuel to get better. Dillard reportedly began crying inconsolably once. Remember that?

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There’s a lesson in all of this, and it’s bigger than football. What’s that saying? Oh yes! Pressure makes diamonds, but it also bursts pipes. The long and the short of everything is this. Jordan Mailata is a diamond. Andre Dillard is a pipe. That ladies and gentlemen is your answer to the questions about what’s going on.