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Freddie Mitchell to Kolb: Beware of Reid

Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:05 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For a guy who never caught more than 35 passes in a season during his four-year career, former Eagles WR Freddie Mitchell remains outspoken six years into his retirement. Whether he remains relevant is another matter entirely.

Either way, Mitchell had an interesting reaction to the story that Philadelphia coach Andy Reid indicated to backup QB Kevin Kolb that he would do whatever was best for Kolb heading into next season (perhaps not coincidentally, Reid is on record as saying the Eagles could be interested in trading Kolb).

The following is what Mitchell told WIP radio in Philadelphia, via sportsradiointerviews.com:

“Believe that if you want Kevin. Believe that if you want. Andy Reid … I love him to death. He’s like my father and whatever else, but I’m going to keep it real. Andy is going to do what is best for the Philadelphia Eagles. I tried when I was going on after we lost the Super Bowl [XXXIX] …I went in there and I did not want to go to the media, and I said, ‘Hey Coach Reid, I had problems with Donovan McNabb. You know I can’t eat off of 12 catches a year. I need more catches. I’m doing all the things with the blocking and whatever else to make it happen. I need more catches. Donovan will not throw me the ball.’ Andy Reid was like, ‘Okay Fred, well just don’t tell nobody. You don’t have to come to this next mini-camp. We’re going to try to…I know a couple of teams and we’re going to try to trade you.’

“At the end of the day what he tried to do was he tried to put a price tag on me that nobody was even going to touch. When they found out that they wasn’t going to touch me, he released me, and then the blackball began with all kinds of dirt saying I was a cancer to the team. I talk too much and everything else. It’s funny because you never heard a teammate complain about me. You never heard that or whatever else, but he put the cancer [comment] on. Kevin Kolb, do not think them guys or anybody in the NFL is your friend. The only friend that you have is your agent and, if you’re a left or right-handed quarterback, is your arm. That’s it. Them guys at the end of the day they are going to go and save their job, save their butt, and go out and do what’s best for the Philadelphia Eagles. You need to do what you need to do.”


Ah yes, but that’s life, isn’t it? And though we probably didn’t need a 32-year-old former wide receiver to tell us that, it's nice to know that Mitchell is still around.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:13 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 2:12 am
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Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2011 10:05 am
 

Freddie Mitchell to Kolb: Beware of Reid

Who is Freddie Mitchell?  


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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:00 am
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Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: June 3, 2011 8:25 am
 

Freddie Mitchell to Kolb: Beware of Reid

I mean none of you would say the chit you post here to any of these men's faces and you all know it "keyboard warriors" Fred gave his opinion just read it & move on
wow ... who are you guy? I get why you would defend that bum, because you're a bum just like him ...... you're doing exactly what you're accusing of these people of doing .... when they're just giving their opinion. I see your reputation is at zero so clearly you just made this account, and i STRONGLY believe you made it to bitch and complain on this post. what a effing diva.


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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: June 3, 2011 7:19 am
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Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 2, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Freddie Mitchell to Kolb: Beware of Reid

Fred is funny and I guess still very sour.  Hollywood and Professional Sports are pretty much the same and he was just telling us what we already know while adding his rants about how he was lableled.  Kolb is a big boy and should know what's what and be prepared for both situations.  Hey Fred what's your thoughts about the lockout?



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 3:13 pm
 

The People's Champion !

Freddie No Hands, sounding off. This guys was all talk and no pork. Home Depot, 5th aisle, toolsheds. All blown out.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 11:22 am
 

Freddie Mitchell to Kolb: Beware of Reid

Note to Freddie:

Kevin Kolb doesn't need your advice.  He seems to have figured out that sometimes events are beyond your control (like a concussion that derails the Eagles plan to have Kevin Kolb as his teams' starting QB), and not everything is a conspiracy.  If Freddie were ever to take responsibility for his own shortcomings instead of always blaming everyone else for his failures, he would realize just how stupid and self-centeerd he sounds.  Andy Reids' job is to run his team, not to make sure all of his players (especially the really dissappointing ones) get enough playing time/catches.  I'm pretty sure that Kevin Kolb figured this out while he was still in college. 


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