Originally written on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 10/24/14

Casey Matthews has not been a fan favorite since his arrival in Philadelphia. After being named the starter at middle linebacker during training camp, Matthews caught the wrath of the fans who blamed him for the defensive struggles earlier on. While some of that criticism was fair, the fact is that Matthews was not completely to blame for the defensive let downs. But that did not stop Matthews from speaking out about the fans to Tim McManus of PhillySportsDaily.com "I don’t think anyone will ever understand these fans," said Matthews. "When we win they love you but when we lose it gets rough. That’s just how it is here. It’s like that in some other places, but not to this extent." Perhaps realizing what he said was going to bring even more down on him from the fans, Matthews tweeted an apology today. Off the field, this represents the first slip up by Matthews since his arrival. During the beginning of the season Matthews stood tall and answered all of the questions thrown his way. It would have been easy for him to speak out then, but he did not, and should be commended for it. However, to speak out now was probably not the best move by Matthews. The fans are already starting to turn on this team, and having a player that they view for part of the reason this season has gone poorly tell them that they are not good fans will not help. Matthews knows better than to say something like that, as he comes from a family that has dealt with the pressures of being in the NFL. As for how he can get them to stop booing? "Hey, just win and keep them happy" said Matthews. Follow Buzz on Broad Eagles Beat Writer Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Belichick declines to address Revis' reported tardiness

Texas mayor delays Halloween for Friday night football game

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift, blames media for scrutiny

Report: Cowboys could limit DeMarco Murray's touches

Lakers announce Steve Nash to miss season with back issues

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

Jeremy Kerley on new contract: 'Bentleys for everybody'

Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

NFL to start airing its own anti-domestic violence PSAs

Ex-Bronco John Boyett punched cabbie, told cops to call Elway

Former NFL QB still feels effects of concussions every day

RNS looking to add agents with existing client rosters

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

NFL teams facing potential must-win scenarios in Week 8

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

WATCH: Peyton screams at fans to 'shut the f- up!'

Father auctioning off infant son's soccer club allegiance

Love thanks T'Wolves fans in essay for not burning his jersey

WATCH: Browns WR 'kicks out' son over favorite player snub

Memorabilia dealer wants Todd Gurley reinstated immediately

Aaron Rodgers gave girlfriend Olivia Munn a 'special ring'?

The 10 college football programs with most to gain in Week 9

Most disappointing potential dynasties of divisional era

Eagles News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.