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Not picking Jefferson causing “Rift” in Eagles Organization

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Not picking Jefferson causing “Rift” in Eagles Organization

Some say revenge is a fish best served cold and, apparently, a couple years after someone embarrasses you on the way to their first Super Bowl championship ever.

As every Vikings fan (wishes they couldn’t) remember(s), the Minnesota Vikings were the ones who were embarrassed by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship after the 2017 season. After a trade in the off-season, though, the Eagles and Vikings found themselves back-to-back in the 2020 NFL Draft, which once again linked these two NFC squads for reasons that Eagles fans may wish to forget now and for the next decade plus.

It’s been widely reported that those in Philly wish they’d drafted breakout rookie superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson instead of Jalen Reagor, something that became front page news a week or so ago (I’ve lost all track of time thanks to COVID) when the video of Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer reacted thusly when they’d learned the Eagles took Reagor over Jefferson…

Reagor was asked about reactions like the above and essentially said “JJ hasn’t been injured, I have”, but as the season has gone and Jefferson has shown that he may be a once in a generation talent, apparently people within the Eagles organization have begun to argue over the fact that some wanted Jefferson but were overruled.

NFL Insider John Clayton reported an “internal rift” inside the Eagles organization, saying some wanted to draft Jefferson over Reagor.

“They’ve done a terrible job as far as drafting wide receivers,” Clayton said. “I was even hearing last week that’s there been internal rifts about drafting Jefferson versus Reagor with some wanting Jefferson, and Jefferson being one of the best rookies in the league this year and Reagor just starting to come around but not doing well.”

This is a season after the Eagles used their second-round pick on a receiver called J.J. Arcega-Whiteside instead of DK Metcalf, who has emerged on the scene as one of the most talented receivers in the league (perhaps ever).

While it is not technically “classy” to gloat when something like this happens, keep in mind that Eagles fans literally threw unopened cans of beer at Vikings fans during the aforementioned NFC ‘Ship in 2017.

So, instead of taking a high road over a city that’s main export is stabbing, let us celebrate that their team is struggling to stay relevant in a division that is the COVID of divisions as people like that don’t respond to the high road by putting down their cheesesteaks and saying “Wow, that guy I threw that cheap beer at showed me by not responding”. Instead, they interpret the high road as them winning.

So. Enjoy your cadre of bad picks, heart-clogging food and armpit of the East Coast status. We’ll just enjoy of our high road status (you know, by being this far from Philly), Jefferson, and your 5-11 divisional champ.

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Joe O
Joe O
1 month ago

Can’t believe I haven’t reminded you (on air) what conference JJ hales from. Such an oversight.

Robert Scales
Robert Scales
1 month ago

Stevie Wonder can see that Jefferson is better Reagor.

Skyhigh
Skyhigh
1 month ago

Eh, Vikings fans came to Philly and preached that they were gonna win and expose the Eagles for what they were. They also dressed the Rocky statue in Vikings gear. Its year 1 and no one knows how Reagor will be. JJ was obviously going to be good but hes a slot WR and Ward was gonna be playing there. So honestly, stop acting like Vikings fans came peacefully and were treated like peasants. Howie sucks at drafting but Reagor could be a threat next year as a deep threat

JaimeK
JaimeK
1 month ago

Speaking of karma, I wouldn’t be surprised if Blair Walsh thoroughly enjoyed Eagles fan’s treatment of those trash Vikings fans who sent him death threats.

Ctowm
Ctowm
1 month ago

Sour grapes is all this article is. Vikings fans came down and trashed areas of the city and expected to just walk away? The real arm pit is the entire state of Minnesota, which is known for??? Nothing. What lame article by a viking homer.. Go shine your title trophies. Oh, wait, you have none!

R. Shackleford
R. Shackleford
1 month ago

Please don’t bring up 2017 NfC championship game again. It was a difficult time for my family. A group of 4 vikings fans attacked my grandmother and her poor elderly poodle after the game in the parking lot. She was hospitalized.
Also when we went to the SB in Minnesota… A viscious gang of Vikings fans lit our rental car on fire and told us to get out before robbing us of our wallets.
It haunts me to this very day.

Mike Chapman
Mike Chapman
1 month ago

Sounds like you’re still feeling some ass pain Joe. No worries, you’ll feel better once JJ leads the PPE to the SB this year. Oh wait, they actually lost to the Cowboys so that ain’t happening…oh, the pain!

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

What a joke of an article! Everyone knows Jefferson is better that’s clear. The rest of this however was written by a sore losing whiny joke of a writer! Go back and try writing for your high school paper again!

Norseman
Norseman
1 month ago

The whole city of Philly is trash. How would one notice the difference if as you say Vikings fans trashed the town. Philly fans do a good job of trashing that shitehole themselves.

Albert Beadencup
Albert Beadencup
Reply to  Norseman
1 month ago

Hey Mr. Know it all, how much xo you know about Philly. Like ALL big cities it has its problems. Look at NYC with the Village Idiot Mayor.
The last trashing was done by the ANARCHISTS BLACK LIVES MONSTERS. It would be nice to have Big Frank to rise from the grave and become mayor. The city was safe when he was mayor.
What SHITHOLE city do you live in TURD !!!!

Ray Rizzo
Ray Rizzo
1 month ago

Have some class, please…

Ray Rizzo
Ray Rizzo
1 month ago

Eagles fan here. Used to like the Vikes when I was a kid when they had the Purple People Eaters on defense. Great team. I was very sad we didn’t take Jefferson on draft day.
However, to say a city’s main export is “stabbings”…wow. Who’s the one with no class? Look in the mirror, bro.

Casey
Casey
1 month ago

THIS is their revenge? Lmao, I would take a Super Bowl Ring over drafting JJ.

Ken from Philly
Ken from Philly
1 month ago

Wow, a 5-6 passing seive team 3 GB div leader GB ironically, and effectively out of playoffs, gloating over a 3-7 team after baiting Philly before getting destroyed, is that a classic sign of a small penis or what?

Steven Ness
Steven Ness
1 month ago

Revenge is fish served cold. OMG Who writes thIs shit ?

BillyBaruu
BillyBaruu
1 month ago

Sky high; You’re the type of person that gives Philly the reputation as being challenged mentally. Just learn the difference between confrontational and non-confrontational situations And you will make your dump box of a city a better place to live.
To compare your loser fan base throwing physical objects to opposing fans decorating statues is all I need to say.
Go back to school and get an education with that much stupidity floating around Philly will probably be the next city on fire.

Tim
Tim
1 month ago

Bet that really chapped your @$$ when Philly won the Super Bowl in your city two weeks later. No one even knows where Minnesota is.

Albert Beadencup
Albert Beadencup
1 month ago

Howies draft misses

Albert Beadencup
Albert Beadencup
Reply to  Albert Beadencup
1 month ago

Stop the crying about Philly.I wouldn’t brag about a state known for electing Ilhan Omar ( who had or has an incestious m
arriage) to Congress.
Eagles fan are the fans in the country, extremely passionate and only expect the best from the team.We don’t take crap from anyone , Giant and Cowgirlz fans. Remember J Johnsons snowball shower which you need.
Go blow smoke up.ignorant peoples BUTTS about us Eagle fans were not 2nd to anyone

Bill nye
Bill nye
1 month ago

Man, some of you eagles fans are unreal. I had a few close friends in philly for that game and I know a few members of the vikings staff, the way they were treated was unreal. Then you guys claiming the vikes fans brought it all on themselves, you guys are something else. I was in minneapolis, your fans were not treated anywhere close and while I heard a few establishments refused to philly fans that’s a far cry from what you did. I could care less if we got a better draft pick, you guys were just classless during the nfc championship game in 17. And correct me if I’m wrong but haven’t there been movies depicting philly fans threatening players and coaches based on actual events… oh and a holding cell under the stadium. Philly has a reputation across the country. Clean yourselves up and stop making excuses.

Haha
Haha
1 month ago

Hahahahahaha – ya’ll some salty mofos. Just bc you got your butts whooped.. nay embarrassed in the chanpionship game. I’ll go back and watch my 2017 SUPER BOWL championship dvd any day. Ya’ll won the draft pick and all you’ll have to show for it is it not
Making the playoffs or a wild card loss. But I guess that’s what ya’ll celebrate there in Minnesota, Either way – how good does it feel to win a super bowl oh waittt..,,,,

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