Cullen Jenkins could only joke about his confrontation with coach Andy Reid.
Jenkins, in his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, got into it with the head coach on the sideline during Monday night's preseason win at New England. The game was broadcast nationally, and replays of Jenkins going head-to-head with the normally mild-mannered Reid have been shown numerous times.
Asked before Wednesday's practice if Reid singled him out because he is a defensive leader, Jenkins quipped: ''I think it was more because I'm black.''
Clearly, Jenkins was just kidding.
Jenkins then said the two were yelling at each other only because it was loud inside Gillette Stadium and they couldn't hear.
Humor aside, Jenkins regrets the confrontation.
''In the end it turns out to be a distraction, it doesn't prove anything,'' he said. ''It turns out to be something that now they're talking about on TV, or a distraction toward the t...