I think it’s safe to say that Orlando Scandrick will never wear the jersey of the Philadelphia Eagles again.
The recently released cornerback fired a slew of shots aimed at the Eagles, mainly Malcolm Jenkins as well as general manager Howie Roseman.
“Let’s just say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” Scandrick said on FS1 when asked about the rumblings of locker room turmoil. “That locker room is different. I’d tell guys when I came there that I felt like they were still living off that Super Bowl high. It’s over. They’re living in the past.”
“I think when you wear a ‘C’ on your jersey, it’s your job to bring guys along. It’s your job. 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 look at everything that happened. You hold out for a contract. You come in. You’re not really making any plays, like splash plays. Then you go down to Minnesota and you’re 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. It’s a two-time Super Bowl champ.”
On Friday afternoon, the Eagles official Twitter account took the side of their captain when they tweeted out a video from their Oct. 13 game against the Vikings in which Scandrick praised Jenkins after he forced a fumble.
“That’s exactly why you the captain of this defense, bro,” Scandrick is heard telling Jenkins on the sideline. “The way that you [expletive] conduct yourself. First snap to the last.”
Jenkins also spoke up for himself:
Scandrick played in 3 games for the Eagles before getting cut and he did not mince words when speaking about the Eagles GM.
“There are some accountability issues there,” Scandrick said, “and it starts from the top.”
“I don’t believe anything Howie says,” Scandrick said. “Howie is one of the people that if you told me it was raining outside, I’d probably get some shorts just in case. [The release was because] he wanted to play some younger players and they’re a mess on defense and they needed to get some defensive linemen, so we’ll see how that works out for them this weekend up in Buffalo.”
The Eagles (3-4) are just one game behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East entering Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.