Originally written on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 11/20/14


Casey Matthews was reinserted into a prominent package on the defense today- the nickle package in replace of Jamar Chaney- but it was what he said that made headlines.

"It's hard," said Matthews to Les Bowen of Philly.com on the Philadelphia fans. "One of the earlier games, they harassed my family and made my fiancee cry. It's tough. It's frustrating. That's just how they are here. If you win they love you, so I guess we've just got to turn things around and just start winning again."

This is the second time in less than a month that Matthews has had less than kind things to say about Eagles fans. Earlier this month Matthews said that he didn't think anyone would ever understand the Eagles fans.

Many fans, however, will have a hard time understanding why Matthews was put back into a starting role. Matthews struggled earlier this season and was blamed for many of the defensive efficiencies before being benched in favor of Brian Rolle.

Now that he is back on the field in defensive packages and not just special teams, Matthews will have a chance to show he is the player that Juan Castillo thought he was. He admitted today after practice that he feels more confident after having a few more weeks to learn the defense.

Of course the fact that he was benched for another rookie who has just as long to learn the defense speaks volumes about Matthews ability to pick it up.

Follow Buzz on Broad Eagles Beat Writer Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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