Trotter Gets the Ax
"I truly believe that if you were to cut me, I'd bleed green." Jeremiah Trotter, aka the Axman
Noooooooooooooooooo. Not Jeremiah Trotter! He's OUR Eagle.
I don't know much about the Eagles personnel budget and I'm not so good at math, but I still have to wonder what dollar value can be put on dedication, experience and leadership?
Did the Eagles make the right move by releasing Jeremiah Trotter?
Yes, it was time. 28.2%
No, he could still contribute. 71.8%
Jeremiah Trotter is a leader. An Eagle to the core. A man among men -- and boys. More so than most of his higher paid teammates.
I didn't make a peep when the Eagles grabbed a rookie quarterback in the draft this season. It was exactly what the team needs most.
Pundits rave about McNabb's talent and his numbers are impressive. Yet as many times as he's gotten us thisclose, McNabb's never closed the deal. He folds over and over, under injury, stress, controversy.
Jeremiah Trotter comes to win. And stays. And fights. Even at 30 (which isn't exactly ancient) he's still got guts, gumption and game. He's a leader who doesn't take personality personally, especially when there's a win at stake.
Back in 2005 when everybody was ranting about T.O. ruining the Eagles team spirit, Trotter hit the nail on the right head, saying T.O.'s talent, not his mouth was more important to the team.
Andy Reid and Eagles management turned T.O. into the anti-Christ as an object lesson on the importance of sportsmanship and team spirit. If they believe so strongly in that standard, why don't they apply it to the tremendous value-add Trotter brings to the team, the fans, the game itself?
Donovan McNabb hasn't nearly earned his $28 million salary.
Jeremiah Trotter is a Pro-Bowl legend who deserves better than an abrupt cut for so-called "money saving" reasons.
Number 54, your fans are bleeding for you.