Philadelphia Eagles: Danny Watkins Talks About His Time In Philly

By Joseph Hickman
Howie Roseman Philadelphia Eagles
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I use to love that one particular song by Limp Bizkit, you know what one I’m talking about. No,  not that “I did it all for the Nookie” song, though I did enjoy that one thoroughly. I am talking about “It’s all about the he said, she said, BS”. Sorry, people, I am trying to keep it PG style. Why do I bring up the he said , she said song?  Well, it has started between Danny Watkins and Howie Roseman. Actually,  like I said before, I just like the song.

Watkins was just snagged up by the Miami Dolphins. I just wrote about the former 23rd overall pick in the 2011 draft a few days, explaining how the Philadelphia Eagles and Roseman thought they were getting a “hard-nose, hockey-Canadian style type of  a player.” Obviously, that didn’t happen. So how did Watkins react to those comments when questioned about them?

Watkins on Roseman’s comments, via the Miami Herald:

“I got to Philadelphia and it was just a rough go from the get-go,” Watkins said. “I felt like it just got broken down to bones and never got built back. It was more a mental thing. I was very disappointing to myself that it never panned out the way it could. Because I know I can play physical and tough football but it just never … I think it was more a mental aspect than anything.”

Man, I thought Watkins would have… Oh well. He took the high road.

I mean, I would say that 95 percent of the  players in the NFL have the talent to play in the league, hence why they were drafted. What helps the players stay in the league is their work ethic and mental toughness. I think Watkins needs to work on the mental toughness part.


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