|Babin was unimpressed with Eagles fans; Trotter was unimpressed with Babin. (US Presswire)|
Earlier this week, Eagles defensive end Jason Babin wasn't impressed with the way some of the fans at the Linc were treating him and his teammates during last Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
“During the game, there was a good section of fans chanting some of the most vile things I've ever heard,” Babin said. “And not just at a football game, but in life, in general. Talking about attacking [coach Andy Reid], talking about people's wives and kids and chanting them. And I just thought there was no place for that in the NFL -- none whatsoever.”
Days later, former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter went on the radio to say how unimpressed he was with Babin's comments.
“When I hear some of this talk, man, it really, really pisses me off,” Trotter said during an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic, (via PhillyMag.com) “because you're focused on the wrong thing. You should be focusing this week on the Saints, not focusing on what the fans are saying or putting things on Twitter saying this or that. Come on, dude. Go out, and win some games. Let the fans do what they're gonna do. Fans are still going to be fans, and they have every right to boo you if you don't go out and put a good product on the field."
Trotter, it turns out, was just getting warmed up.
“Dude, get a grip. This is football. You're a man," Trotter continued. "Why are you worried about what people say, anyway? I understand that players have feelings, but you're a man. You're playing a gladiator sport, and you're running around worried about what fans are talking about? Even if I did feel a certain way, you would never hear me say it because number one, you are showing your weakness right there. You're playing a gladiator sport, dude. Go play ball.”
Trotter, we're guessing, speaks for an entire fan base tired of watching an Eagles team that has underachieved for the past year and a half now.
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