Former Eagle Troy Vincent Rips Current Team For Lack Of Leadership
The Philadelphia Eagles have lost seven straight game for the first time since I was in my late teens.
The Eagles haven’t been this bad since the end of the Ray Rhodes era.
One of the players that was around for the end of that era and the beginning of all the winning with Andy Reid, is not feeling how this group of Eagles is allowing their coach to go out.
Troy Vincent was a productive cornerback during Reid’s early years in Philadelphia, and told USA Today that Reid should be able to finish the season out, and that he is “offended” by the lack of leadership on this team.
“You made one change (firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo),” Vincent said. “What’s an interim coach going to do at this point?”
“I’m a former player, but I’m passionate about the Green. I want to see the franchise do well.
“I see it from afar. I see a lack of leadership when you see things happening on the sideline. It’s a want, a will, a desire. You have to hold each other accountable in the locker room.”
“I was asked a question about someone’s hustle,” Vincent said. “Why are we talking about a professional not hustling? We need all 11 to the ball. Those are the things that leadership and personal accountability bring. “Some of those things aren’t Andy’s responsibility. They’re about the 53 guys in that locker room.
“Don’t cheat the sport. Develop the young guys. I don’t know who that one individual (leader) is. Just from a distance, what I see when the camera goes to the sideline — whether it’s offensively, defensively, special teams — it’s just what I see … all those (things) eventually turn into losses.
He added: ”It’s not a good time. People are booing, wearing bags over their heads. They (fans) knocked my mailbox down in Bucks County.”
This Eagles team is as bad a team that I’ve ever seen in this city.
It’s even more shocking because of all the high price acquisitions, because this isn’t an expansion team or such.