Les Bowen – How Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie came to have a lime green stripe in his hair: He and Nnamdi Asomugha wanted to do something, because “this feels like it could be a special year.” Nnamdi got an old-school fade. “I told him I was going to go with the Mohawk. He said, ‘why don’t you paint it green?’ ” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I said, ‘why not have fun with it?’ I’m going to darken it up before the season starts.”
If one more player or coach says something about the possibly of this being a “special year” I’m gonna flip. At first it was refreshing to see how calm and confident everyone surrounding the Eagles were acting. But then came the stories and the quotes and the haircuts all based upon this immeasurable feeling of positivity emanating from the Eagles organization. This time it’s Nnamdi’s box fade. Last time it was Vick calling them a potential dynasty. Before that it was every sports media outlet praising the team for “staying under the radar”. It’s enough. Last night Mike flatly said “Something great is gonna happen this year” during a Jaws’ Film Room show on ESPN. Now that very well may be true, but the more you say it the more true it needs to be, because if this team loses two games in a row early the city will pull a 180 faster than a whore on a Sybian. In that regard I guess Asante was right, the only difference is that our anger at the team wouldn’t be a sign of disloyalty, but a signal of our collective exhaustion from all the positive offseason bullshit we’ve been fed over the past couple seasons. No more telling us how great things are going to be. You’re digging yourselves a hole that will be impossible to escape if you don’t dominate. At first I liked the excitement the team’s comments brought but now we’ve reached maximum excitement. Just shut the fuck up until the season starts and let us see for ourselves.
With Cullen Jenkins sidelined with a hammy, Trent Cole with a shoulder, and Jason Babin with a calf, here are the top 3 injuries maurice would get had I been forced into training camp:
Top 3 Training Camp Injuries I’d Get If I Were In The NFL:
3 – Mysterious Back Problems - Maybe it’s back spasms, maybe it’s soreness, but it’s probably LIES.
2 – Pulled Hamstring – So bad I can’t practice, but not bad enough to show up on any tests.
1 – “Family Emergency” - Best excuse in the history of laziness. Ya’ll don’t know WHERE the fuck I am.