Do you ever sit around and wonder about things that have absolutely nothing to do with wins and losses? Most of us probably do. For instance, there had to be at least one or two times when you thought about an NFL star and asked yourself what team he grew up cheering for. In the case of newly-minted Philadelphia Eagles star Haason Reddick, his choice is probably pretty obvious.
A native of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, Reddick was a two-way star for the Haddon Heights Garnets, playing both safety and running back but missed all but four games as a senior due to a bone fracture in the thigh area.
That probably would have ended the dreams of a football career for most of us, but Reddick pressed on. He joined Temple University’s football program as a walk-on. That led to a nice four-year run culminating in 65 tackles, 9.5 sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, and three pass breakups in 2016.
The next thing you know, he’s the 13th-overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft (one spot before the Eagles took Derek Barnett). Make no mistake about it though. He’s played for both the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers during his young NFL career, but he’s finally come home to play on the roster he wanted to be on all along.
Take a look.
Throughout it all, Haason never lost sight of who he was, and he never lost one trait every lifelong Birds fan must possess.
Haason Reddick has an announcement for the Dallas Cowboys faithful.
It’s been said that every Eagles fan learns to ‘boo’ before they learn to walk. That’s probably true. Here’s another of those things that we wonder at times though. How many of those infants learn to say “Dallas Sucks” before they say “mommy” or “daddy”? Probably quite a few right?
To love the Birds means you despise the Washington Commanders, the New York Giants, and the so-called ‘America’s Team’. That isn’t a fact that’s lost on number 7. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Reddick has an announcement for the Dallas Cowboys faithful.
Yep, this guy definitely grew up as an Eagles fan! We’re going to assume this message is intended for non-family members as well.
Haason gets where we’re coming from. He’s one of us, and he’s been one of us since he entered the league. It doesn’t matter what jersey he was wearing.
Remember when there was debate over whether the Eagles should have taken Earl Thomas over Brandon Graham? The Thomas thing would have never worked. He’s a Cowboys fan. Sure, he got off to the faster start, but B.G., like Haason Reddick, is one of us.
There’s no need to question if any of us will draft a member of the ‘Cowgirls’ (as Haason so eloquently puts it) when it’s time to put our Fantasy football rosters together. We won’t, but here’s something to chew on as we bring this one to a close.
How much fun is it going to be to watch Reddick throw on the midnight green and make life miserable for the Cowboys’ offense? If we were to place a wager we’d say this. It will probably be much more fun for him than it is for any of us.