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.
Greg Lewis was a coach 1 year. Wtf. He doesn't play. How's that his fault? THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT AGHOLOR. This shit is real.— Freddie Mitchell (@FMitchell84) January 9, 2017
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:
How many coaches would be fired this year for the Eagles because their players underachieved?— Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) January 9, 2017