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Hot-head Danny Watkins wanted to put this fire out.

In our second straight post about Eagles (current and former) avoiding the Philly media, Watkins told reporters today that he won’t speak to them right now because he doesn’t like some things that have been written about him.


The Tweets:


Damn, son. Can’t take da heat, get out-o-da flame!

Maybe if Watkins would, you know, fucking block somebody the offensive line wouldn't be such a hot topic this week.

This is just the latest in a series of alarming actions about the mental toughness of Eagles players. Last year, Jason Kelce and Evan Mathis got into a spat with fans over Fire Andy signs outside the NovaCare Complex. More recently, Jason Babin and his wife took issuse with an article written by CSN’s Reuben Frank. Now Watkins is carrying the torch and fanning the flames of discontent by avoiding the media. 

I’ll be honest– this really burns me up. I’m not sure if Watkins is even important enough for reporters to get all hot and bothered over. Nor have there been any heated exchanges that we know of. Maybe this is all a smokescreen for an injury. Who knows? But hey, at least the Week 8 news cycle is warming up just as Hotlanta prepares to bring their hot streak to Philadelphia, where tempers will undoubtedly flare if things don’t go the way of the home team.

Smoke. Fire. Something, something hockey-playing firefighter turned offensive lineman is all bent out of shape over some things written about him. What a pussy.