Found November 29, 2011 on NBC Philadelphia:
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You play to win the game. Corollary: if you don’t win, show some humility. On Monday, Trevor Laws talked to Reuben Frank about the upcoming game against Seattle. “Watching the film, I think it’s an easily winnable game,” he said. “If we play our game, we should blow these guys out. That’s just how I feel.” One might dismiss Laws’ words as a single player speaking off the cuff -- not to be taken too seriously. But that would be to ignore the many other quotes from players over the course of the season, who’ve made similarly confident assertions about this Eagles team. Even right after Sunday’s debacle, I watched Asante Samuel assert that they were still a “really good team” after being asked if they were a great team. It’s unclear if the players are delusional, overly cocky or both. Any team that’s closer to a Top 5 draft pick than to the playoffs should realize and admit that they just aren’t as good as as they expected. These quotes flew when it was early in the season and
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