The thing about the Andy Reid teams of previous years is that they were all easy to root for. They had guys with great character; players you could pull for. Yes, "Andy Reid Type" players as so many pundits would put it. Decent, hard working guys who kept their noses clean, put forth a solid effort, mainly stayed away from trash talk and diva-like antics...and yes, Freddie Mitchell was the exception that proved the rule.
Even Terrell Owens was a great team player in 2004. He went off the rails in 2005 and became a locker room/city splitting cancer, but he was off of the team and doing sit-ups in his driveway by the time he became a full force, grade A jerk.
Reid's teams used to have guys like Brian Westbrook, Brian Dawkins, Sheldon Brown, Donovan McNabb, Chad Lewis, Jeremiah Trotter, Troy Vincent, Ike Reese, David Akers, Duce Staley, Jon Runyan, Tra Thomas, Koy Detmer and on and on. Maybe it's no coincidence that these guys are all strong leaders as well as excellent football players. Maybe that's why those teams had as much success as they did.
The 2011 squad, regardless of their record, is a hard team to root for. They show boat and dance after gaining a first down despite being down in games and despite their awful record. They trash talk at 4-7. And there's not a lot of character guys in the locker room.
This may be why they are 4-7.
In honor of their seven losses (so far) and of their convicted-of-a-felony quarterback, here is a list of the seven most unlikable players on the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles roster.