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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.
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I understand the emotions which Jason Avant was expressing on Sunday night after the Eagles beat the Cowboys, but there was no reason for him to attack the fans for criticizing them as they got out to a 1-4 record. This was team was underachieving and giving games away. Even Avant was critical [...]
Jason Avant, a receiver not known for making inflammatory comments, became the subject of wrath among some in Philadelphia after making comments critical of
"bandwagon fans" in an interview after the Eagles beat the Cowboys Sunday.
Jason Avant refuses to apologize for his remarks. He's more than willing to explain them.
Eagles slot receiver Jason Avant made it clear today at his locker in the Nova Care Complex, he’s not apologizing for what he said, but he did stress that he wasn’t trying to criticize Eagles fans as much as he was trying to motivate his teammates. and everybody has a right to free speech. [...]
The Eagles returned to practice for the first time on Thursday in preparation for Monday Night’s matchup with the Chicago Bears. Jason Avant explained that he wouldn’t apologize for his comments calling fans fair weather, Nate Allen looked ahead to how to slow down Matt Forte, and Evan Mathis explained how the offensive line is [...]