Browns LB Mychal Kendricks takes shots at former Eagles teammates
This had led to him having much to say about his former teammates on the latest episode of HBO Hard Knocks that covers the Browns in training camp this year, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
LB Mychal Kendricks addressing the Browns on tonight’s Hard Knocks:
“Playing with Nick Foles, I realized on his long balls he has like a tear-drop effect. So (CBS), he’s a little slower on that ball coming in.”
“No. 86 is the best receiver on the team. Notice I say receiver…”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2018
It is clear that he doesn’t exactly hold his former teammates in the highest regards with the comments that he has made about them. He wasn’t quite fond of quarterback Nick Foles by bashing him a bit on his ability to throw a strong deep ball while taking some shots at their group of wide receivers calling Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz their best receiving option that has thrown shade at the likes of Alshon Jeffrey and Nelson Agholor in the process.
Kendricks also delivered a jab at offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai, who “doesn’t have the quickest speed and he’s not the strongest. He doesn’t trust his speed at all. You get on him, his confidence will go down.” (per Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com)
There is no precedent for why he decided to go this route when discussing his former team, but the way his time with the franchise ended likely pushed him in that direction. There were just some pent-up feelings toward the Eagles that he wanted to air out what happened to make the HBO Hard Knocks’ coverage.
Some of this could be just to bring more attention to the series covering the team with some drama added to the mix. Kendricks’ feelings are his own, but it does give more fuel to the fire for Hard Knocks providing some of the inside dialogue that is normally not heard or seen.
However, Kendricks is now in a sticky situation of his own as he has been linked to inside trading that could land him in some serious trouble. This is a matter that could have a tremendous impact on his NFL career depending on the outcome.