Eagles Fire Jim Washburn, One Coach Calls Him "A Cancer"
Good morning! Another piece of the carcass is ripped away as the lifeless body of what was once the Philadelphia Eagles slowly becomes even more disfigured.
The Eagles fired defensive line coach and unofficial Wide 9 chairman Jim Washburn this morning. They’ve hired Tommy Brasher to take his place. Brasher was the Eagles' d-line coach in 1985 and then again from 1999-2005, when he retired. Progress!
Washburn reportedly had been upset that the Eagles released Wide 9 (not-so-much)superstar Jason Babin last week, and one Eagles coach told Eagles reporter Jeff McLane that Washburn had become “a cancer.”
Things reportedly weren’t good with the d-line unit overall. Philly Mag’s Tim McManus (the hero reporter the city needs and deserves right now) is tweeting that teammates were annoyed with Washburn because Babin could “do no wrong,” and Trent Cole had walked out of a meeting at some point in the past few weeks.
Here’s a trolling statement from Andy Reid:
"Jim is a fine football coach and we appreciate the efforts he gave to this team over the past two years. However, I determined that it was in the team’s best interest that we move in a different direction in terms of trying to maximize the production of that position group We look forward to having Tommy Brasher back on board to work with the defensive line."
Goodbye, Wide 9. Who’s next?!