Eagles Trying To Bring In Players Who Have The Right AttitudeBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
“The Eagles care more about bringing in the right type of player attitude-wise, more than trying to build their team on the free agent market”, an NFL source told me. “They want guys who have their hearts in football, not guys who are just trying to get a check”.
“Chip Kelly knows this area. He and the Eagles get it. They know the fans want a team that gives a full effort and cares about winning as much as they do. The Eagles people love the fact that the fans are passionate about the football team and want to be champions. ”
I can see what the source said by the players the Eagles signed. It seems that every player has been vouched for by somebody on the staff.
Nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga is a player, whom new Player Personnel Director Tom Gamble knows very well because he spent eight years with him in San Francisco. He’s a strong, physical player, who can play anywhere along the line of scrimmage.
Another San Francisco defensive linemen Ricky Jean-Francois is in town right now, which is another look at how they want players, whom they know will play tough hard and committed football. Like Sopoaga, Jean-Francois can play anywhere along the line of scrimmage. He is getting attention from the Colts, Titans and Saints in addition to the Eagles.
Kelly knows former New England safety Patrick Chung from their days together in Oregon. Chung isn’t the most talented safety in the league, but he seems to be very football savvy, which means he’s into football. He had two good seasons in 2010 and 2011, but he a bad year in 2012 and that’s why he’s out on the free agent market.
I was told that the Birds care a great deal about not bringing in the wrong kind of guy. You’ve heard it many times before, but the Birds want to change the culture on the football team. They want guys who genuinely care about the game of football, so much so that they affect the attitudes of their teammates.
That clearly wasn’t the case with a guy like Nmandi Asomugha. It seems to me that he wants to be a U.S. Senator because he was spending more time on scheduling a speech or he was doing something through his foundation than helping himself and his teammates get ready to play some great football.
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