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Jason Avant has made it clear he stands behind his comments about the fans and will not apologize. We broke it down today on Broad Street Radio as well, and we are still confused as to what in the world Jason Avant was thinking.
A comment left on Eliot Shorr-Parks' post earlier today, really spoke for a lot of people so we thought it was worth sharing with everyone. The comment was left by Average_Joseph, and it was titled "Open Letter to Mr. Jason Avant."
Open letter to Mr. Jason Avant:
I am 49 years old; I have been an Eagles fan for as long as I can remember. I was an Eagles fan before you were here and I will be an Eagles fan long after you have moved on. You, Mr. Avant, like so many players wear the uniform of my favorite team but you are a paid mercenary. When your contract is up, you may decide to go elsewhere, don another uniform, that is your prerogative but I will still be rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles. But how dare you tell me or any fan, of any team, how to react. Your teammates and you, for the first part of this season, stunk! If you can’t handle criticism then I suggest another line of work. Please don't forget that it is we the fans, who pay your salary: through ticket sales, merchandise purchases and patronizing television sponsors. I am sure at Michigan you were taught how the free market place works, my advice to you is, pull out you old text books and refresh yourself with those concepts. Or check with you agent, I’m sure he is familiar with the marketplace. Oh and finally, I don't tell you how to run a seam route; please don't tell me how to be a fan! And I am sorry to say this, and I’m sure it will upset you, but I will continue to root for the Eagles, but sir, not for you.
(one of many)
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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:...
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Jason Avant's personality has fit his game over the last few seasons- quite, but there when you need him whether it be for a quote or a 3rd down conversion.
But this season, Avant has been a little bit more of a wild card. It was Avant that called the team meeting before the Washington Redskins game, and he has become one of the vocal leaders of the team through the media. His...
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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.
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. [...]
Jason Avant refuses to apologize for his remarks. He's more than willing to explain them.
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 [...]