Babin: Eagles Leaked False Stories About Washburn

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason BabinJason Babin unloaded on the Eagles organization today during a conference call with reporters who cover his old team, the Tennessee Titans.

Now with the Jaguars, the defensive end was asked if he was concerned being waived by the Eagles might mean the end of his football career.

“That was probably their approach because they don’t have amicable splits with people,” Babin said, per Adam Caplan. “You saw how dirty they did [Jim] Washburn with leaking out the false stories and the way they talked about him on the way out. It’s kind of a big socialistic system that they have. I didn’t really care. I’m only going to worry about what I can control, and that’s practicing hard, working hard and playing hard on Sunday.”

It’s no secret that Babin and Washburn are tight. Babin had 12.5 sacks for Washburn in Tennessee and followed that up with an 18.5-sack season last year.

He was asked if the Eagles should have known what they were getting with Washburn when they hired him.

“Yeah, and that’s the surprising part,” Babin said. “You find out the fact that they had a D-line consultant [Tommy Brasher] the whole time they had him. Well, if you don’t trust the guy… it’s kind of like one of those things where they say they trust you, and they want you to do certain things a certain way, but then behind the scenes, they’re monitoring it and second-guessing it. It’s unfortunate because as you guys know, Washburn gives his heart and soul every practice and gets the most out of all of his players.”

Babin has 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in four games with the Jaguars.

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  • Mrkraxx

    Lol. If winning cures all, then losing causes all to crumble. Just another example of that.

  • Johngiam

    Can’t wait to forget all about Babin a d wash

  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    A lot of people hate on Babin and the fact that he cant run defend combined with his dropoff of productivity since last season. But among the Eagles Dline comparatively he really wasn’t doing that bad. Infact, he might have been 2nd most productive this season. Besides I havent heard anything from Cole in terms of QB pressure.

    • 1972

      cole and babin are old .. i’d rather go with a full youth movement with the oldest guy on offense being ryans at 28.Babins a one trick idiot that didnt even do that one trick well this year. what he says isnt news worthy?

    • bsn

      Trent Cole has consistently been one of the best run defenders at his position for years. Not to mention since he’s joined the league he is in the top 5-6 players in sacks during that time frame. Wait for next year. Cole is monster that wasn’t a fit for the stupid ass wide 9. Don’t even try to compare Babin’s lameness to Cole’s.

  • TheGhostofNormVanBrocklin

    He should order some more cheese with that whine.

  • paulie

    Babin didn’t perform well this season but its still not rite they way so called fans jus bash players like they did him and Washburn and everyone wonders why eagles fans have that horrible reputation damn he wasn’t good at run defense but he was here to rush the passer lay off..and they was people blame all of the problems on the wide nine is jus sickening I don’t recall you all complaining wen Babin had 18.5 sacks last year u couldn’t wait for this year but as soon as things don’t go the way we all wanted u jus bash him and Washburn..get your shit together haters! At least they did their jobs!

    • paulie

      And if the wide nine was so bad the how come we still use it sometimes?

      • bsn

        It’s fine to use it sometimes on OBVIOUS pass downs (like 3rd and long). It’s not ok to use it as the base for the defense. The wide 9 on a 1st and 5 is stupid as hell.

        • paulie

          It didn’t work as the base defense because of the personnel behind it with the pee-wee safety’s and soft corners who run from tackles

          • airgreen7

            Exactly. If you don’t have the personnel, then it should not have been run, plain and simple. the system was broke, so they fixed it. They didn’t abandon it completely because like it was stated above, it works in obvious situations. Wash was set in his ways, just like our off cord and head coach. That’s why both of them will probably be gone after the season is over with, too.

          • bsn

            Nate Allen was being talked about for DROY before he got hurt. Then we implemented that system and it screwed him. And our corners shouldn’t be required to tackle a RB if he’s I between the tackles. That’s for the dline and LBs.

          • xlGmanlx

            That is an obvious point, but so does the other 31 teams in the NFL. The idiotic thing is to run a system in which you DON’T have the players, which is what the iggs did. What coach at any level doesn’t want players for their system? The issue is the demand far exceeds the supply.

      • Bob A

        What they do now is line ONE end outside the TE, as bsn below wrote only on 3rd and long; and they also don’t ask the safeties and LBs to change everything they do on those plays and leave the corners hung out to dry. You’ll notice that Colt Anderson appears to be all over the field these days, but really he’s just freed up to do his job.. In Washburn’s scheme the LBs and safeties had to provide run support on every play, that’s why you saw so many passing TDs without an Eagles defender even in the TV picture.

      • You are a complete moron. Do you even know why the wide 9 was brought about? It was because “Coach Wash” (an idiot much like yourself) was in the same division as the Colts, and they ran those stupid stretch running plays with Ada, courtesy of Mudd. It’s certainly not a base defense as stated. Babin is a D-end, and he was paid to stop the run as well as get sacks. People hate because he’s a prick and a mercenary that doesnt care about his team-only his own stats. Jeff Fisher had the same problems with Washburn down in Tenn as well. Those 2 ass clowns deserve each other, and if you like Babin, then buy his Jaguars jersey.

        • paulie

          Your mom is an idiot bitch!

    • Mike

      I have to respectfully disagree with the way you remember last season. I remember a whole lot of complaining when the team started 4-8 and the D was getting gashed for 20+ yard runs on a regular basis.

      • paulie

        I sed nobody complained when he had all those sacks..but soon as the d doesnt perform this year its all on Babin and Washburn thtats jus not right everyone under performed not just him he was voted a top 100 player in 2011..then he gets run out of town smh

  • Run Eagles Run

    jason babin, very reliable source. No bias towards the team that cut him I’m sure. Its not like he had anything bad to say on his way out the door…

  • 85

    “It’s kind of a big socialistic system that they have.”
    Says the guy who was handed a 5-year, $28 million dollar contract, only to be fired from his job when he wasn’t performing to that standard. If that’s Babin’s idea of socialism, give me some of that, comrade.

  • Mike C

    How about the irony of being fired by a “socialistic” system? I’m sure it’s lost on him.
    Getting rid of Babin was a bright spot in a dark year.

  • Bob A

    Anyone can see how much better the Eagles D has been without both guys. They may be giving up nearly the same amount of points, but not very much against the defense;mostly it’s offense and special teams that are killing them. If Washburn was calling Castillo names or ignoring what Bowles wanted to do, or having the line not attend meetings of the whole defense he deserved to be fired for cause, the Eagles were actually decent for paying the creep the remainder of his contract. And Babin is washed up, that’s why he hasn’t done anything in J-Ville either.

  • xlGmanlx

    Doesn’t sound like some one bitter at all……the results speak for themselves, the defense is better without both Wash and Babin, sounds like job justification to me.