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Eagles Fans Need To Get Over Brian Dawkins

Brian Dawkins I am starting to get a tired of the Brian Dawkins chat. Philadelphia Eagles continue to whine about letting Dawkins go to this day. In all honesty, I have no problem saying bye-bye to a 35-year old safety and neither should you. I have about had it after listening to another rant on local sports radio.

I understand the sentiment towards Dawkins. I am an Eagles fan and I love the guy. I applaud his play on the field. His personal story about his daughters is extremely touching. However, in the end I root for the Philadelphia Eagles and not just one player. You would think that the team moved to Los Angeles with the continued fan outrage.

I just can’t understand why fans are still crying four months later. I swear, there is a Dawkins call every hour on one of the local sports radio shows. I am not a fan of the management of this franchise whatsoever. Yet, there comes a time where you have to get over it and get excited about the season.

Could the Eagles have kept Dawkins? The Eagles absolutely could have kept Dawkins. The Eagles really don’t seem to have a plan for life after Dawkins at the moment. Yet that could change once the season begins. Dawkins had a terrific season last year, but how many more does he have in him at 35?

I hate to see my favorite players leave town. Whether it was Randall Cunningham or Jerimiah Trottier, it is always a sad day to see them suit up for another team. Quite honestly and it pains me to say it, the Eagles have been right more times than they were wrong. Other than Shawn Barber, I can’t think of many players that left here and had the same or equal productivity the following season.

I also can’t get over this crying for Brian Dawkins. Hey, the guy signed a $17 million contract! I just can’t see being outraged or feeling sorry for someone who just signed a $17 million deal. $7.2 million is guaranteed! He would have made less if he stayed. If you are truly a Brian Dawkins fan, you would be happy for him.

The Philadelphia Eagles will be just fine without Dawkins. Have the Eagles won the Super Bowl with Brian Dawkins? One could even argue that it was the defense that blew the game in Arizona. The defense desperately needed an overhaul. Is Sean Jones replacing Dawkins the answer? I don’t know but he deserves a chance to find out.

I have heard Eagles fans say that even if Jones has a Pro Bowl season, they will still remain bitter about Dawkins. Well if that’s the case, than they aren’t real Eagles fans anyway. It is enough already with the Dawkins outrage. Revisit the decision in two years and then tell me how you feel.

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