Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant is taking some heat this week since he made some remarks about “bandwagon fans” in Philly. I, for one, respect his remarks and think it shows he has some heart.
First, here is the quote, as provided by Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com, of what Avant initially stated earlier this week after the game against the Dallas Cowboys:
“We look at home games like road games,” Avant said Sunday night, after the Eagles won their second straight game, 34-7 over the Cowboys at the Linc. “We like to get booed by our fans.
We realize it’s going to be just these guys in the locker room, that’s the way we take it,” he said. “We don’t want people jumping on our bandwagon now. We want people to go out and still talk bad about us.
Adversity is good, and you see what people are made of,” he said. “It doesn’t make people, but it reveals what’s inside of people.”
Then, on Thursday, he responded to all the criticism he has taken since those statements.