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Jason Babin Shot by Andy Reid in Trent Cole’s Garage, Danny Watkins is Healed, Ryan Howard at the Top of a Mountain

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2012

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Tim McManus over at Philly Mag may have just written the headline of the century:

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Ah yes, I remember those days… behind the bicycle rack and next to the mouse traps. It’s how I became a…

… oh, right, the story. Yeah, Jason Babin got the call from Andy Reid while he was in Trent Cole’s garage. The two are hunting buddies, as you can see from the photo (together, they’ve sacked more deer than quarterbacks this year… that’s not really a joke, I’m guessing it’s true).

Anyway, McManus has a few more details on the awkward moment.

Speaking of the shitstorm that is the FTIP (football team in Philadelphia), there’s some curious things going on with the offensive line. Dallas Reynolds may be unable to play against the Cowboys (when the Eagles are 10-point underdogs, according to SportsBetting.ag), so Evan Mathis took some snaps at center in practice today. Magically, Danny Watkins’ chronic ankle injury (code for he's not that good) healed, as he stepped in to play left guard. I enjoyed this Tweet from CSN’s Reuben Frank:

Ryan Howard will get married in Hawaii on Saturday. Here he is at the top of Mt. Hakleakala today:

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This is awesome. A crazy lady tells a reporter that the vacuum cleaner man has seen her tits. Video after the jump.

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Audio: Jason Babin Laughed When He Found Out He was Cut, Says His Tape Will be His Resume

Kyle Scott - November 28, 2012

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Funny, I also laughed when I heard Jason Babin was cut.

Speaking to ESPN Radio’s Jonathan Coachman (yeah, the WWE guy) after being released today, Babin explained his reaction when he found out that he was cut:

“One, any time you see “Andy Reid” come across your caller ID, you know it’s probably not a good thing. But two, it was… all I could was, I laughed. I was like, “Alright, coach, if that’s what you got to do.” You know, it was just… I don’t know, it caught me off-guard.”

 

He laughed… and then the lunkhead was hit with the fact that he’s only been paid roughly $9 million of his five-year, $27 million contract. Suddenly, it wasn’t funny.

Fatherhood, life:

“It’s crazy, because my Tuesdays are like my dad day. I get to pick the boys up from school, I’m getting ready to take them to football practice. And I got all this going on.”

 

On the fans:

“They’re gonna say what they’re gonna say. There’s nothing you can do about it, it’s just the way they are. They don’t hold back on their feelings or emotions or thoughts, and you kind of get raw and uncut viewpoints.”

 

Vile ones. Vile viewpoints.

On getting a new job:

“I think if [teams] watch my tape, [they’ll] see what level I play at. My resume is my tape.”

 

His tape? It’s the football equivalent of a resume in WordPerfect file format, filled with misspellings. Here, I’m old and having a down year, but I have a sweet fucking sack celebration and I used to excel in an antiquated formation.

You can listen to the full interview here.

H/T to CSN

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The Eagles Released Jason Babin

Kyle Scott - November 27, 2012

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HAHA. Move another one over to the deceased column. Actually, spin move another one over to the deceased column. The Eagles released Jason Babin.

 

Andy Reid’s statement: "We appreciate everything that Jason has given this team over the last couple of years. We wish him the best as he continues his career. By releasing him today, this gives us an opportunity to give more playing time to some of the younger guys in the defensive line rotation.”

Reid is a dangerous man with a gun right now– he has nothing to lose (and pretty much nothing to gain), so it seems he'll try anything. You have to wonder what happened though. Babin hasn't been good, but he still leads the Eagles with 5.5 sacks. There's likely much more to the story than giving younger guys more playing time.

In March, Jason Babin talked to the WIP about job security. In retrospect, these comments are hilarious:

“Franchise tag, it’s a lot of money. But at the same time it’s a scary proposition because, you know, if you get hurt before the season, during the season, you know… they can release you and only pay you medical, which is substantially lower, I think. There's risk involved. Everyone loves a long-term contract. There’s a variable you can’t measure: the hierarchy, the feeling.”

 

Babin had a signed a five-year, $27 million contract before the start of last season. The Eagles will only have to pay him $600k of his signing bonus after this year.

Perhaps the best part of this? The joyous reaction from CSN's Reuben Frank, who got into it with Babin's wife on Twitter earlier this year:

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It's pretty dark, Jason.

Better Radio Rant: Rob Ellis or Jeremiah Trotter?

Kyle Scott - November 2, 2012

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Photo: HughE Dillon, Philly Chit Chat

In one corner, in the green and silver trunks, is WIP’s Rob Ellis, generally a fairly mild-mannered radio host, who lost is cool last night talking about Jason Babin and his whiny ways: 

In the other corner, wearing the red trunks, is Jeremiah Trotter, on his show on 97.5 The Fanatic: [listen here].

I have to give the nod to Ellis. Trotter spit some truth, talking about being a man on the field and not giving a damn what fans say. But Ellis… he unleashed a stream of angry consciousness, somehow bringing poor Andre Iguodala into the fire. Babin, Reid, Cole, Vick, Iggy… no one was safe. 

Welcome to Philadelphia.

Jason Babin Doesn’t Like the “Vile” Things He Hears from Fans

Kyle Scott - November 1, 2012

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Hey, look who’s whining again. Here’s a hint: it has greasy hair, tribal tats, and hasn’t touched a quarterback in over a month.

No, not Angelina Jolie (though she might play a more effective defensive end than our answer). 

Jason Babin!

Speaking to reporters today, Babin once again had something to say about fans, who had something to say to him on Sunday.

Here are his thoughts on the oh-so-vile things he heard on Sunday: [Delco Times]

"I just thought there's no place for that in the NFL. None whatsoever. I mean just some of the foul things they were saying. Yeah, I'm going to be protective of Coach Reid, Coach Wash (Jim Washburn) and my teammates. It was upsetting that a few bad apples were chanting that kind of stuff. But what are you going to do." 

"I don't even want to repeat what I heard. It's that bad. And I've got a pretty high threshold for adult jokes." 

 

I’m not big on acronyms, but so as to not offend Jason: STFU!

[Related: Jason Babin Thinks the Media Should Do Their Homework]

Jason Babin Thinks the Media Should Do Their Homework, Makes Hilarious Excuses for Lack of Sacks

Kyle Scott - October 24, 2012

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Who had Jason Babin in the Next To Annoy pool?

I did, actually.

After avoiding the media yesterday, saying that he wanted to handle things “professionally,” Babin spoke with Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN and dropped some real professionalism. Or not.

About his avoiding the media

“They were taken out of context. They kept trying to prod me for information to ask questions that kind of had statements in them about the situation (Juan Castillo firing and sacks). I just chose to walk away from the interview at my locker. I think it was taken out of context, you know? Sometimes when you don’t [inaudible], don’t say anything at all.” 

“Everyone’s upset with the lack of pressure on the quarterback. But my pressure was compounded by that. The media kept prodding about the sacks and the sacks and the sacks.”

 

Newsflash, Jason, you're a goddamned defensive lineman who's created his own logo based off a sack celebration. The issue of sacks… MIGHT FUCKING COME UP. 

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“And I guess I was frustrated with them because I treat what I do very professionally, work very hard and do my best every day, and sometimes I wonder if some of them, not all of them, do their homework before they ask questions or print stories. Let’s understand what’s going on, let’s understand football, let’s understand how things work and how they tie into each other instead of just saying random things that sound good in the paper, look good in large print.” 

 

Do we know of any audio enhanced large-print local newspapers? Asking for my grandmother. 

About the sack numbers:

“Individual stats often really reflect the cumulative effort of all faces of the football team. They are linked, no matter to a certain degree how you look at them. Obviously there are great efforts individually and great abilities by individual players, who overcome certain things. But I think as a whole defensive front we are better. And I think our approach now, as subtle as it’s going to be, is going to make all the difference in the world.”

“Imagine this, if you will. The issue for us has not been getting to the quarterback, it’s when we get there, the quarterback not having the ball.”

 

Yeah, imagine that. But you’re “not a football guy,” so go on. 

“If you can do some small tweaks to help for the quarterback to hold the ball for the appropriate amount of time needed to sack the quarterback, then you would be very excited about that.”

 

So what you’re saying, Professor Babin, is that if your secondary could cover a guy more than five yards off the line, you might have more sacks? Fun. Want me to tell Nnamdi, or do you want to do the honors? 

“The defensive line job is pretty basic. The guys at the back end have a lot of calls to make. They have a lot of different things they can do. Honestly, a lot of times we’re not tied-in to what’s going on back there– their job’s pretty complicated. So it’s kind of hard for me to speculate. But, the other teams are finding a way in the fourth quarter to figure us out, so…” 

 

That passive aggressive implication that the secondary isn’t doing its job was skillfully worded. We haven’t seen that sort of thickly-cloaked deflection since Five last spoke about his time in Philadelphia. Which was last Friday. Very professional, Jason.

Listen to Babin's full interview here. Babin displaying professionalism, after the jump.

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You Can Buy Jason Babin’s 1993 Jeep Wrangler on Craigslist

Kyle Scott - October 19, 2012

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Jason Babin, a noted crusader for job security who will make $5.5 million this year, is apparently selling his 1993 Jeep, for $15,000. On Craigslist.

Sent to us by observant (and perhaps sexy?) reader Tia, this is the “must-see” listing, posted today, for Jason Babin’s 1993 Jeep Wrangler:

Jason Babin's 1993 Jeep Wrangler 

76,000 Miles

Hard Top and Bikini Top

12500 LB Winch

Custom Seat Covers

New Windshield Tinted 35%

New A/C Motor

Lights Tinted

Marine Radio

Marine Speakers

Marine 5 Channel Amp

New Sound Bar

All New Gauges and Custom Dash

(5) M/T Rims 

(5) Nitto Mud Grappler Extreme Terrain Tires 33×13.50R15LT

MUST SEE

Call Shawn @ 856-468-3800 or 609-221-5428 

 

It’s unclear if Babin currently owns the car, but judging by the vehicle’s location, Mantua, New Jersey, it would appear he does. 

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Shop smartly.

Jason Babin’s Wife and Reuben Frank Exchanged Twitter Jabs Last Night

Kyle Scott - October 8, 2012

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I feel his pressure. I don't know if it's on the quarterback, but, ahhmmm! I feel it.

I’m not sure how this started, or why. But here’s what we know: At around 10 p.m. last night, when most of us were tuned in to Sunday Night Football or the Phillies MLB Playoffs, CSN’s Reuben Frank and Jason Babin’s defensive wife, Sara, exchanged a few shots on Twitter.

Unless there was a Tweet deleted somewhere along the way, it seemingly started when Sara took exception to something Frank wrote about Jason and his defensive line mates. Perhaps this, a confusing retweet questioning Babin and Trent Cole: [Frank only wrote "we have been"] 

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Or this, in his article about the Eagles defensive line failing them:

The Eagles’ biggest disappointment has been the absolute inability of this highly-touted defensive line to take over football games. To take quarterbacks out of their comfort zone. To get to quarterbacks and sack them. It cost them again Sunday. Zero pressure. Zero pressure early, zero pressure late. 

 

Whatever it was, Sara didn’t take kindly to the mild – and fair – criticism of her husband, who has two and a half sacks in five games. She tweeted at Frank (which was later favorited by her husband):


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Nice, invoking the woman thing and (incorrectly) accusing Grilled Reuben of not knowing much about football.

Frank, always fiery, um, fired back. Twice:

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That’s all. Show’s over. But Sara seemed completely out of line and overly sensitive about what I thought was a fair critique– if the Eagles are only going to rush four and refuse to blitz, then Babin et al. need to step it up a bit.

Of course, it’s not the first time the Babins have gotten all butt-hurt over something written on the interwebtuals. Last year, Jason, his PR person and myself went back and forth over Babin’s whining about guaranteed contracts. Babin couldn’t understand why the common folk were irked by his irrational insistence that NFL players needed job security, something that almost no other profession offers. That squabble is over now, so no sense in rehashing it. But we’ll continue to wish that the Babins would just stop being so sensitive… and, you know, maybe sack someone.