Freddie Mitchell defends Greg Lewis, puts all of the blame on Nelson Agholor

Freddie Mitchell defends Greg Lewis, puts all of the blame on Nelson Agholor

Greg Lewis was let go today from his position as the wide receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.

It wasn't a particularly shocking move but it is never without criticism when a team is firing a guy whose job it was to coach a ragtag bunch of low level talent — Jordan Matthews aside. 

This wasn't the only revelation we learned about today in Eagles land. We also learned that GLew's former teammate Freddie Mitchell has things to say about the move on Twitter.

FredEx came to Lewis' defense.

So real.

I mean, I don't think anyone is going to argue that the Eagles receiving corps was awful due to Greg Lewis being around. But I don't think you'll find many people coming to the coach's defense either.

Just because the Eagles' wideouts were bad, doesn't mean GLew was anything close to being a quality position coach.

But it's interesting that Freddie tossed Nelson under the bus. I thought receivers were supposed to stick together?

Also of note, after clicking around some of FredEx's other tweets, he appears to be promoting a weekly Fridays with Freddie radio segment on 97.5 the Fanatic. That's something.

And he's feeling motivated in the new year.

Keep grindin', Fred.

Brian Westbrook, on the other hand, had a more measured take:

Sixers fans, and Joel Embiid himself, sure are having fun with #NBAVote

Sixers fans, and Joel Embiid himself, sure are having fun with #NBAVote

After the hard-hitting news that Brett Brown is on board with Joel Embiid's campaign to become an All-Star so that he'll have a chance with his crush, it was reported yesterday that JoJo just may have a shot.

Embiid came in as the frontcourt player with the fourth most votes in the Eastern Conference. And with plenty of time left to campaign, JoJo hit the tweets to drum up support.

He used a clever -- if old school -- Twitter tactic. He employed a fake retweet of the president-elect of the Unites States, the ratings machine himself Donald J. Trump.

This wasn't the first time JoJo mentioned Trump in a tweet. You may recall after Trump won the electoral college, Embiid tweeted that America was tanking.

While that may or may not be the case, we thought we'd take a look at some of the more creative attempts Embiid supporters have employed to get the big man into the All-Star game and on a date with his crush, Rihanna or otherwise.

There's the straight forward:

There's the Lil Dickey endorsement:

There's a call to patriotism:

There's the cross-team promotion:

There's pulling at Philly's heart strings:

And plenty of other tactics:

Brett Brown approves of Joel Embiid's celebrity crush: 'he's got good taste'

Brett Brown approves of Joel Embiid's celebrity crush: 'he's got good taste'

Joel Embiid has a crush. He wants to make the All-Star team so he has a chance with said crush.

Is that crush Rihanna? It's not certain. But there has been evidence of JoJo crushing on Rihanna in the past, so many are assuming Embiid wants to make the All-Star team to impress the sultry pop star.

                          [WATCH: Joel Embiid attempts to explain his Rihanna love]

A reporter asked 76ers head coach Brett Brown at practice on Thursday about the funny situation and JoJo using a celebrity crush on Rihanna as motivation to make the All-Star game.

"Well, if it does, there's another reason for me to help promote him," Brown said. "I had a different agenda, but if that's a side benefit for Joel, I can see that. He's got good taste."

That is a wonderful quote from Brett right there.

Nik Stauskas chimed in as well.

"I've heard about it. Something about he wants a girlfriend? Something like that," Stauskas said. "I've heard like, maybe Rihanna?"

Who knows?

"If it's going to help him get a date with Rihanna, I'm all for it. I'd hope he'd do it for me," Stauskas said.

You can help JoJo find love by tweeting his name with the hashtag #NBAVote. Early returns are positive.

According to early vote totals from the NBA that were just released, the Process is among frontcourt leaders in the East, behind only LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Kevin Love.

Remeber Philadelphia fans, don't boo, VOTE.