Breaking News : The Eagles WR hasn’t talked to reporters in two weeks, but finally opened up about why he’s so frustrated, and also why it has nothing to do with head coach Nick Sirianni…

Breaking News : The Eagles WR hasn’t talked to reporters in two weeks, but finally opened up about why he’s so frustrated, and also why it has nothing to do with head coach Nick Sirianni...

 

Eagles’ WR A.J. Brown has declined to speak to reporters for the past two weeks, prepared to take a fine for avoiding the task, and showing frustrations both on the field and in the locker room. The team captain finally opened up on Wednesday, and explained that he didn’t want to compound negativity.

 

Breaking News : The Eagles WR hasn’t talked to reporters in two weeks, but finally opened up about why he’s so frustrated, and also why it has nothing to do with head coach Nick Sirianni...

Brown pointed out that there was nothing he could do about the outcome of the game, and he was raised that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. He didn’t want to compound a negative with a negative, pointing out that there was enough bad things to write about, the media watches the games too, and he didn’t want to make things worse. Plus, the WR explained that when he does or says things, he’s classified as a monster.

He also mentioned that his frustration seems to be getting all the headlines because he’s shaking his head and showing emotions, but the whole team is frustrated right now, it’s not just Brown.

Brown went on to say that he wants to win, and he and his teammates dedicate their lives to this game — waking up before the sun and not going home for hours after the sun has gone down. A play could fall apart because one guy was off one inch. Brown pointed out that’s actually what happened on that 2nd-and-16 play that OC Brian Johnson is catching flack for — if one guy on the left blocks one guy, that was a 30-yard touchdown.

The WR also took umbrage with the report of a veteran on the team saying Brown was dividing the locker room, noting that he was going to ask that reporter who the veteran was, because he knows his teammates are riding for him, and he’s riding for them — including the coaches.

Brown went on to explain that Sirianni often will take the brunt of the criticism when it’s on the players. Specifically, the WR pointed to the Seahawks game, admitting that the players messed that one up and tried to improvise, but Sirianni came out and said that they were trying to draw a DPI on the deep pass to Brown.