by Jack Kerwin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Won’t shed a tear if Sam Bradford leaves town.
Won’t waste a second on mentioning any merits with keeping him here.
Won’t suggest that he did anything while with the Eagles to deserve another snap, never mind season, to prove himself as something more than an incredibly average, injury-prone quarterback.
But, c’mon, Philly. Ya gotta get real with your beloved Birds … or yourselves.
Good against evil?
If you’re not with us you’re against us?
If you want to be an Eagle, that makes you a great player, but if you don’t, that makes you a sucky one?
Not for nothing, but the vast majority of those casting aspersions on Bradford now for expressing his desire to be traded were singing his praises just four, five months ago – when he was still the same old Sam he is now. Ever mediocre.
Frankly, have never witnessed a high-profile athlete in town receive more rationalizations and excuses for his performance – before, during and after it occurred.
Clearly, aside from a few Bradford diehards, that was representative of the overflowing hope that burns within fans, including those in the media. Hope solely for their Birds, that someone, anyone, could lead them somewhere, not any actual belief in Bradford.
That was silly then. This is silly now.
Bradford never deserved the support he got before, and he doesn’t deserve the exact opposite now.
Really, the guy should be fine that the team brought in the new coach’s pet to be – wink, wink – Bradford’s backup … he should be fine that the team wheeled and dealed its way up to the No. 2 pick in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft in order to select Bradford’s successor … all after the team re-signed him under the guise that Bradford was “the man” and it would build up around him a bit and the two sides should revisit things in a couple years to see if they wanted to make this engagement a long-term marriage?
Oh, and the minute he shows any dissatisfaction with being misled, he should be summarily dismissed as a gutless loser who hasn’t done a damn thing … even by those kissing his ass as recently as last week?
The bigger concern is that anyone was kissing Bradford’s ass at any point since he arrived in Philly. But let’s digress.
Think about this: the Eagles made a deal with Bradford less than two months ago that will pay him $36 million over the next two years to be their starting QB. Despite comments to the contrary, especially on Philly sportstalk radio right now, that is NOT “stopgap” type money. That is “we’re serious, but let’s hold off on tying the knot until we’re absolutely sure” type money.
Hell, they even put a timetable on it – two years, max.
Then they got their hearts swept away by someone else, and acted on it, hoping that a union with Carson Wentz will ultimately take place.
In short, they changed their mind and went after what they considered a better deal for their future.
Yet, people are PO’d that Bradford now wants the same for himself?
That’s like saying the husband is cool to start dating other women, but the wife shouldn’t even consider dating other men because they’re still under contract.
Me? Would be happy to drive Bradford to the airport for a permanent flight outta town. Never wanted him here in the first place.
But ripping the guy for having a normal, eye-for-an-eye, “human” response to being, as he feels, wronged, disrespected or lied to? Sorry, ain’t going there.
Not for nothing, but the vast majority of those casting aspersions on Bradford now for expressing his desire to be traded were singing his praises just four, five months ago - when he was still the same old Sam he is now. Ever mediocre.
Eagles are entertaining
Let craziness commence
Man crush out of control
Mixed feelings on move up
Steered off Wentz scent?
Gotta do what's best for them
Draw your own conclusions
There is no QB controversy
Definition of mediocrity
The Captain If Only brand
Fine as overpriced caretaker
Bradford debate still raging
Mourning loss of GM's mind
Franchise QB? Hardly
It's time to bail on this QB
Babying of Bradford unreal