Jason Babin has taken his first not-so-veiled shot at the Philadelphia Eagles. On Wednesday, Babin criticized the team for its cut-throat approach to handling the staff and personnel, implying that the franchise threw him away like yesterday's garbage in order to shift the focus to younger players.
"That was probably their approach because they don't have amicable splits with people," Babin said during a conference call with Tennessee reporters, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "You saw how dirty they did [Jim Washburn] with leaking out the false stories and the way they talked about him on the way out. It's kind of a big socialistic system that they have. I didn't really care."
I hate to be super Canadian and breach political lines here, but this is why socialism has such a bad name. Anyone who took a single high school-level poli-sci course will tell you that Babin is actually referring to capitalism. You know, that whole quasi-Darwinian system that sees man replaced by either machine or more capable man, with production taking precedent.
But whatever. The point is that Babin doesn't feel the Eagles treat their employees well in those stages, and it appears he has a point. It's yet another reason this franchise needs a makeover.
On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...
Also from Archer: DeMarcus Ware sat out Wednesday's practice, but says he's playing Sunday.
From Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger: The Giants might not have Hakeem Nicks in Sunday's finale against Philadelphia.
From ESPNNewYork.com's Matt Ehalt: Martellus Bennett wants to re-sign with the Giants.
From CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher: For the first time since before Andy Reid became head coach, the Eagles didn't have a single player named to the Pro Bowl.
From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: The Redskins also practiced indoors on Wednesday.