Freddie Mitchell is out there and in a sense is super real.
Freddie is coming out with a book, because that’s what everyone does these days, and in promoting the book he hopped on with Anthony Gargano and the morning show over at 97.5 The Fanatic. He had some, uh interesting, things to say about #5, 4th and 26 and his time in prison. You can listen to the full interview here, but here are a few bullet points from the interview:
- He said that Donovan didn’t like him and that’s why he never got the ball. On 4th and 26, Freddie noticed that the middle of the field was wide open so he told the offensive coordinator this and the play was designed. Donovan went to Freddie and asked if he was ready, Freddie told him, “I’ve been ready all game throw me the ball.”
- On ways he tried to mend the relationship between him and Donovan, “I would babysit his kids so he could go out and have fun” LOL WUT. This was all in an effort to make Donovan like him and throw him the ball. Freddie said even that didn’t work.
- Freddie said that the strippers at Delilah’s would talk to Freddie about his problems with Donovan and they would ask him why he hated him while Freddie was trying to have a good time.
- On the T.O and Donovan problems– “It was all about the fans loving T.O and what he brought to the field and embracing him. Donovan hated the fact that they loved him more.” Which T.O also said last week in an interview with The Fanatic.
- Taking a break from Donovan, Freddie was on the field for the Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers and he said that the coaches have more passion than the players. He said that the players aren’t “Wayne Simmonds tough,” which in itself is amazing, but he also said Doug needs to take those guys to a Flyers game and show them what Wayne Simmonds tough looks like. This probably isn’t a good thing, these players may not understand what it means to be an Eagle. Probably doesn’t help that we haven’t been really relevant in a while, and the players coming in here couldn’t give a crap about Dawk, Trot, Lito and Jim Johnson, but someone has to change that culture and get it back to that style of play. Feel like Chip tried to make them a finesse team and now they have finesse players.
- During his time in jail he said he was “Wayne Simmonds tough” and said he had a shank ready at all times.
Overall, it was a really interesting interview. He also said that while he was in jail he tried to reach out to the NFL and see if they would help him take care of his family to no avail, which to me is a total joke. You make billions and billions of dollars a year and can’t help out one of your own? That’s the NFL for you.
Another terrible look for #5.