Orlando Scandrick was released by the Eagles after the Dallas loss.
Today he went on Undisputed and just shredded the Birds, taking shots at Howie Roseman, Malcolm Jenkins, and Lane Johnson.
Get a load of this:
- he was “very surprised” the Eagles let him go
- the release felt sort of “scapegoat-ish” to him
- some guys haven’t gotten over the Super Bowl victory
“I don’t believe anything that (Howie) Roseman says. Howie is one of those people who told me that if it was raining outside I’d probably get some shorts, just in case. He put it to me as he wanted to play some younger players, and they’re a mess on defense and they need to see some more defensive linemen and we’ll see how that works for them up in Buffalo.”
That locker room is different. I still feel like they’re living on that Super Bowl high. It’s over. You’re living in the past.”
He also talked about Lane Johnson’s accountability comments and said that Johnson should have handled that by talking to the player(s) who were late for practice or meetings instead of going to the media. On the defensive side of the ball, he thinks there are some “selfish people,” noting that Rasul Douglas took heat for mistakes that were not his own. Then he proceeded to shade the shit out of Malcolm Jenkins, saying this:
“When you wear the C on your jersey, it’s your job to bring guys along. It’s your job to sometimes you need to take the hard down, you need to take the hard job, and you need to bring the thing together. I don’t know if that’s the case. You hold out for a contract, you come in, you’re not really making any play, like splash plays. Then you go down to Minnesota and you’re somehow supposed to be in the half of the field and you end up playing a crosser. That’s not a rookie we’re talking about here. That’s a two-time Super Bowl champ.”
Here’s what he said about Carson Wentz:
“I love Carson, I thought he was a great guy, I thought he was stand up. I thought he was, I am going to compare him to (Dak Prescott). I spent a lot of time with both of them. Dak, natural born, first one in the building, last one out, doing extra things. Carson? If you go back to earlier in the season, they dropped a few passes – now they want to stay after practice and catch some extra passes. That is adversity right? How do you handle success, when you rip off a few games, is everyone getting in at 7:15 and leaving at 6:14? I think they are dealing with that right now. That success is really, really hurting them right now.”
Watch that entire clip and tell me what you think. Seems like the guy is certainly bitter, and maybe he’s angling for a return to the Cowboys, but his comments do reflect other things we’ve heard before.
Noteworthy from Tim McManus –
Here are some quotes from Orlando Scandrick immediately after the Dallas loss. Much higher on the locker room makeup then. pic.twitter.com/40Q3Dk0QAi
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) October 25, 2019
I also went back and found the play Scandrick is talking about when he says of Malcolm Jenkins, “you go down to Minnesota and supposed to be in the half of the field and you end up playing a crosser.” That was the play where he took responsibility for blowing his assignment as the single-high safety and when Rasul Douglas was on Stefon Diggs:
Seems weird to bring that play up when Jenkins actually came out and acknowledged that he screwed up, but whatever.