Just in case you haven’t noticed, there’s a buzz in the Delaware Valley and everywhere else Philadelphia Eagles fans reside. What you may not know is that the vibe extends to Marcus Spears’ home address. The former Dallas Cowboys defensive end never lost his affinity for the team that drafted him, but his beautiful wife is from the City of Brotherly Love.
Talk about a house divided. We haven’t spoken to Mrs. Spears, but we’re fortunate enough to be given Marcus’ daily opinions on ESPN. He’s one of the NFL media’s great minds, but for obvious reasons, he isn’t as pumped about Philadelphia’s latest acquisition as the rest of us are.
Here’s something that you may have missed in the hysteria that surrounded another prized Eagles acquisition, his reaction to the news. Thank ESPN’s official YouTube channel for the clip.
We’re sorry Marcus! We can’t relate to what you’re feeling. It’s all sunshine and rainbows on this end of the NFC East.
Robert Quinn is ready to make his mark on the Eagles’ defense.
Less than 24 hours after the Eagles announced that they had added Robert Quinn (and teammate Roquan Smith literally broke down into tears), Quinn was in the City of Brotherly Love and practicing with his new teammates.
Shortly after the end of the session, he sat with members of the Philadelphia media for the first time. Here’s the discussion.
You’ve heard the numbers and read the resume at least 20 times now, but trust us on this. It bears repeating. He’s a 2021 Second-Team All-Pro (2021), a 2013 First-Team All-Pro, and he’s been a member of three Pro Bowl rosters.
In 12 NFL seasons, he’s racked up 367 tackles, 102 sacks, and 32 forced fumbles. That includes an 18.5-sack performance during the 2021 NFL season. The Eagles have another game-wrecker on their hands, so when you look at things from that perspective, we can see where Marcus Spears is coming from.
If we were Cowboys fans (which, trust us, will never happen), we’d probably be sick to our stomachs too.
It would be ridiculous to state that we’re certain that the Philadelphia Eagles are punching their ticket to Glendale, Arizona. We don’t know if they’ll be the National Football Conference’s representative in the next Super Bowl. There’s still most of the regular season to play, and we haven’t watched this team battle with anyone since Week 6’s Sunday Night Football game versus the Marcus’ Dallas Cowboys.
We have to be honest though. Following Robert Quinn’s addition to the roster, it’s hard to ignore the adrenaline rush. It feels like something special is brewing in the City of Brotherly Love.