Orlando Scandrick Rips Eagles On ‘Undisputed’

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2019 season has not gone as it was originally planned.

What seemed to be a playoff contender is now dealing with a 3-4 record and about to face four more teams tougher than the two that had dismantled them the last two weeks.

On Friday, Orlando Scandrick, who was released by the Eagles Monday, appeared on Undisputed on FS1.

Among the topics he covered were Howie Roseman, Carson Wentz and the locker room in Philadelphia.

All of his comments should be taken with a grain of salt, however, as he was recently released by the team, in his opinion, unfairly.

To Scandrick, his big mouth and his play had nothing to do with it.

Back to his comments, Scandrick talked about Howie Roseman in a way that almost no player ever has, painting him as a snake oil salesman.

While previously players have seemed to mesh well with Roseman, Scandrick explained that he wouldn’t believe anything Roseman told him.

On the locker room, Scandrick said that there are too many Eagles living in the past and concerned with the Super Bowl Championship of 2017 rather than playing the games in front of them now.

He also complained of selfishness, claiming that someone “with a c” on their chest was allowing young corners to take unjust blame and not helping them to develop as they should.

While the defense has three starters who are captains on the team, only one would be a member of the secondary: Malcolm Jenkins.

Were this comment just a few month ago, it could be easily dismissed, but following Jenkins missing voluntary camp for a new deal, his play dropping off in the form of his getting trucked for touchdowns and not lending safety help where it should be and his recent knack for making comments that should not be made to the media, it just cannot be dismissed anymore. Jenkins has not operated with the same level of character or play that Eagles fans had come to know him for over the past few seasons and this is the only time that Scandrick has spent with him.

Maybe the comment will serve as a bit of a wake-up call for Jenkins.

Finally, and perhaps the most surprising part about the interview, Scandrick talked about Wentz.

He had almost nothing bad to say about Wentz and basically said that he really wasn’t a part of any problems going on in Philly.

Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic, pointed out that Scandrick had a much different view just five days ago.

Doug Pederson said earlier in the day that the Eagles having so many off-the-field distractions may have been a part of the issue last week. Now they have yet another one.

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