As expected, Philadelphia Eagles star James Bradberry isn't engaging in the back-and-forth that has gone on between some of Philly's stars and the San Francisco 49ers. He is electing to take the high road. Let's be serious though. Are we surprised? Doesn't he always handle himself in a professional manner?
By now, most of you have heard the story. The Niners lost the NFC Championship Game to the Birds in January, and they have been crying about it ever since. Coaches are crying. Sports radio stations in the Bay Area are crying. Deebo Samuel went so far as to call James Bradberry trash in February.
Months later, this week to be exact, Deebo was asked if he wanted to walk any of his comments back. Instead, he doubled down. Oh, don't you worry! We brought receipts. We enter exhibits A and B into evidence.
A Second-Team All Pro? Trash? Okay, Deebo! Okay! As you might expect, James was asked to respond. He elected to take the high road. No one should be shocked. He's always been one of the NFL's silent assassins and true gentlemen.
Consider this a class on professionalism. The score on that front is James Bradberry is now the proud owner of one point... Deebo scores a zero... James, as expected, will let his play do the talking.
We're moving on now. We'll follow James' example. That's probably the best way to handle this before something is typed that we can't take back.
Maybe one day the Niners will take the loss and move on. Then again, based on the immature fashion in which they have handled themselves, why would we believe they'd do so?
The Eagles and 49ers renew on-field acquaintances on Sunday. We'll tell you what. How about we just end this before we wind up typing something that we can't take back?
Yes... That seems to be the best way to handle this.