I wanted to take a couple minutes out as just one of an innumerable crowd of Eagles fans. to write you this letter.
I know you’re a rookie and you’re new here, but let me tell you a few things about us.
We are the tried and true.
We’ve been here through ownership changes, coaching changes and more player changes than I even would dare to name.
We’ve loved our team long before you got here and will continue to long after you leave.
We are the life blood, the heart and soul and the essence of this team that you just joined.
We believe in hard hits, fair play and tough love.
We criticize hard… we love harder.
When a player embraces us, despite our flaws and usually because of them, we embrace them back. A player that doesn’t embrace us… well, if you want to know what that’s like – ask our former quarterback.
We are devoted to the players that are devoted to us. And we want to love every single one of you.
Players come on to our team – maybe some with our concern, but always with our faith and hope being the wind at your back.
We have long memories and forget little. We forgive much.
However, if you pick a fight with some of us, you pick a fight with all of us.
As I said, you’re new here. We’re not. Which gives us a right to our opinions and the right to express them without being bullied by you. Or any other player. However, since this hasn’t really ever happened before… let’s just say by you.
So, I just have one request… given the fact that we are the reason you get a paycheck and that our passion is what makes this team able to exist at all… leave the fans alone… ALL of us. Not “most” of us. ALL. OF. US.
Just do us all a favor. Focus on football. Focus on YOUR job. Not on OUR past-time.