Howard Eskin vs. Emmanuel Acho

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All I can do is laugh at this exchange, which started with Howard Eskin ripping Emmanuel Acho after the ex-Bird criticized the Eagles’ medical staff on Thursday:

Fletcher Cox sliding in now, after the jump:

On a more serious note, I feel like people got hung up on Acho’s rant because of the changes in the Eagles medical staff. That’s not ultimately relevant.

His takeaway point was that doctors are on the TEAM payroll, so even though players are allowed second and third opinions via the CBA, they don’t always FEEL like they are getting a fair shake on the first go. The teams control smaller injuries in a way that players might not always agree with. Sore quad? Get your ass in there!

Coaches and general managers want the doctors to clear their players so that they’re back on the ice or back on the field, when those players might not feel like they’re 100% healthy. Stunningly, team docs are more inclined to do what the team wants them to do. The player is often left on the outside, looking in.

Earl Wolff does a good job of summing this up:

And Wolff also retweeted this from 12 year veteran Will Blackmon:



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19 Responses

  1. If these players are so scared of team doctors, they should get dogs.

    I’ll see myself out.

  2. Bunch is stiff blaming the medical staff on their lack of talent . Cry me a river! #teamking

  3. The fans are worse. They will lambast a player calling him soft or weak when sitting out with an injury. Yet are the same ones chastising the doctors and teams. I swear sports fans are the dumbest species on earth.

  4. or maybe I was never that cool to begin with. But I don’t have the slightest idea what Fletcher Cox just said

      1. “Say it with your chest” – from a Kevin Hart routine about talking tough… basically means acting tougher than you are by puffing your chest out.
        “All these flavors and you had to pick salty” Pretty straightfoward, he’s calling out Eskin for being a salty mf and throwing shade when it’s unnecessary.

  5. Has anyone ever read a criticism of the Eagles by Eskin?
    He’s is the biggest butt-boy of any Phila team that anything he states about the Eaglesis suspect.
    Although I’m a huge Eagles fan and Cowboys hater, his comments about the Cowboys are so stupid.

  6. He welcomed her to town when she joined the station and he took it from there. Let me mentor you. She came here from Eugene all bright eyed and bushy tailed.

  7. and it’s a shame. Eskin made his bones back in the day by telling it like it is and seemed to have really good sources. Now he’s more about making sure he’s standing next to Doug on the sidelines so he can always be picked up by the TV cameras. He’s all about self-promotion. By the way, he’s not the least bit funny, although he seems to think he is. #howardandhisconryassjokes

    1. How insulting is it to listeners when you hear a guy a chewing food and smacking his lips while taking calls.

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