Soon to be Eagles backup lineman Andre Dillard quits social media
Philadelphia Eagles soon to be back-up left tackle Andre Dillard had some interesting nuggets to share during his OTAs press conference today. One lifestyle change he lauded most was his decision to quit social media. The objectively subpar offensive lineman had this to say to reporters:
I try not to pay attention to any of that stuff because it’s all noise. My job is just to keep my head down and work. That’s all I know is just work. If I’m not the starter, I would just do everything I can to earn it back. I’m not just gonna back down if the job isn’t given to me. I’m gonna keep fighting for what I want.Bad draft pick Andre Dillard
Now, the former waste of a first-round pick had some other comments going deeper into his reasoning for quitting social media. However, it was all insanely boring. Therefore, since I don’t rely on an athlete’s quotes to make up 75% of my article, we’ll skip that.
Dillard made the correct decision here, which was surprising considering he has rarely made good decisions in pass protection. Social media is chock-full of garbage, this article included. When you’re a struggling player like Dillard in a city like Philadelphia, it can get ugly on there. And when it gets ugly, you better believe I’ll be the first one on the scene to pour Everclear in the wound.
At the same time, I don’t think social media had anything to do with Dillard’s inability to play professional football at an average level. That has more to do with the lack of talent in the PAC 12.
Andre Dillard made his fatal mistake when he told reporters playing RT would be a massive adjustment, like a lefty writing with their right hand. That comment left a bad taste in the mouths of many Philadelphians. Unsurprisingly, it’s gotten even worse as his stay in the city has gone on.
Social media, especially Twitter, can get pretty wild. Some folks I follow like and retweet some pretty nasty stuff. One friend of mine straight up likes pornographic tweets, and they show up on my timeline at, like, 9 am. That alone is reasonable grounds to quit Twitter.
In the end, I support Andre Dillard’s decision to get off social media. He’s keeping his personal information out of the hands of the Communist Party of China and maintaining his mental health while doing it. We love getting two birds stoned at once, or whatever the phrase is.
Regardless, since I fully guarantee Jordan Mailata will win the starting LT spot, Andre Dillard need not worry. Nobody posts about bench players unless things seriously go wrong.
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