Babin: Eagles Leaked False Stories About Washburn
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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