Andy Reid spent much of this season up on stage, dodging tomatoes from an angry audience hoping for a better show.
After Reid and the Eagles closed the season with four straight wins, improving to 8-8, Mathis sent a strongly worded memo to doomsdayers hoping for heads to roll.
"I am supportive of my coach," he told WPEN-FM this week, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. "I think the best way to say what I was saying was to say in a non-Evan Mathis way would be: 'You had your best chance to win a Super Bowl under Andy Reid.' You can put those two together. If you don't want to win a Super Bowl, you are an idiot.
"... I didnât call the fan base idiots. I said if you want Andy Reid gone you are an idiot. I am supporting my coach. I am not going to back down and apologize for it. I stand by it. I support the guy. He's going to be the one to get it done."