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:

JJ Redick released a 15-minute documentary chronicling his free agency experience

JJ Redick released a 15-minute documentary chronicling his free agency experience

The richest new Sixers player, JJ Redick, made his return to podcasting yesterday for the Uninterrupted.

Redick spoke at length about his unique journey through free agency and we documented many of his thoughts after he signed here, but today he released a mini documentary that follows him during the whole free agency ordeal. Perhaps to the delight of Joel Embiid fans, it's titled "The Process with JJ Redick."

It's again produced by LeBron James' media company, UNINTERRUPTED, and tracks Redick from his final game in LA, to his moving into his Brooklyn home with his wife, to chatting candidly with his agent about destinations, to finally ending up with the Sixers.

It's edited well and he speaks pretty openly about his feelings and tough decisions and how they all weigh on his family.

JJ puts a percentage on the factors that weigh into his final decision: 30% winning, 30% salary, 30% fit or enjoyment of playing, 10% looking out for his family and their lifestyle.

Sadly, the real meaty parts, like his meeting with the Sixers in Camden, aren't shown (at his request). So you don't really get a great look at those pivotal moments.

When he asks his wife to rank the cities of Brooklyn, Miami, and Philadelphia in 1-2-3 order, she responds "Brooklyn. Brooklyn. Brooklyn." (They already had a home there.)

It's a fun, quick 15 minutes. My biggest takeaway? Adidas makes some pretty sweet casual wear.

You can watch the full 15-minute mini doc below.

LeBron James suggests taking Ben Simmons out drinking

LeBron James suggests taking Ben Simmons out drinking

Turning 21 years old is a big deal!

It's such a big deal that some people don't even remember it. Ugh.

Kidding!

Anyway, Ben Simmons turned 21 years old today and to celebrate, he got a fun tweet from the greatest player in the NBA and likely future Sixer LeBron James.

The Shirley Temple line really made it. Such a nice touch and a clear affirmation that LeBron will be joining Simmons on the Sixers for the 2018-2019 season, yes?

In all seriousness this flirty little bromance between LBJ and Ben may be nothing more than good marketing from their business partners, but it's fun to joke/dream about regardless.