Friday, November 2, 2012

No shouting, just guys 'talking about their issues' at Eagles team meeting

'Guys talk about their issues.'
The image of the Eagles' players-only meeting finally is sinking in.

There was no shouting, no raised voices according to players. Just a lot of talk about what Brent Celek called "issues."

Michael Vick spoke first.  Cullen Jenkins,DeMeco 
 Ryans, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Todd Herremans, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Nnamdi Asomugha and Trent Cole followed.

A bunch of guys listening to other guys ... all wondering why they're 3-4 with a three-game losing streak.

"I think things just needed to get cleared up," Celek said. "Nothing major. I’m not really going into specifics but probably a few things needed to get cleared up."

On a lighter note the 6-4, 255-pound Celek had to fight through a Dr. Phil moment when a sharp female reporter less than a third of his size asked why a players-only meeting would help.

Good question. After all, Rodgers-Cromartie stood up and told his teammates he's tired of the talk and it's time to play.

"Guys talk about their issues," Celek responded. "I think any time you have any type of issue in life if you talk about it and clear the air it makes things better."

In a few days we'll know how the players really feel about their issues. By the way, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson did not speak up although Celek said the open format permitted anyone to talk.

"We did it and hopefully it was good for our team," Celek said. "We think so. But we’ll see. It all depends on how we play on Monday."

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