Skip to main content

Around the League

Presented By

Jason Babin: Philadelphia Eagles are 'socialistic' team

Jason Babin had some harsh words about the Philadelphia Eagles during his media session Wednesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end was released by the Eagles in November, less than one year after he racked up 18 sacks.

"They don't have amicable splits with people," Babin said, according to The Sideline View's Adam Caplan. "You saw how dirty they did (defensive line coach Jim) Washburn with leaking out the false stories and the way they talked about him on the way out.

"It's kind of a big socialistic system that they have."

The Eagles said they sent Babin packing so they could see what they have in Brandon Graham. Washburn and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo were fired during the season as the team fell far short of expectations. Coach Andy Reid and quarterback Michael Vick probably will be gone after the season.

Babin explained his short time in the City of Brotherly Love.

"They have a different approach and a different style than I do," Babin said. "It's kind of upsetting because they knew what they were getting when they hired me. I don't know if they were going to try and change me. My stripes are kind of already the way they are, the way I practice, aggressive, loud, the way I play the game.

"I don't know, I just guess they thought they could change the way I went about my business. I feel like I got the way I got because of how I practiced and worked and lived and played."

The Eagles will miss the playoffs for a second consecutive season for the first time since 1998 and '99. It will be just the fourth time they've missed the postseason since 2000. Now they've been called socialists.

Times are hard in Philly.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content