Eagles rookie Jordan Davis explains biggest culture shock coming from Georgia to Philly
Philadelphia Eagles rookie Jordan Davis has only been here for roughly a month and a half but he’s already on his way in being a fan favorite for years to come.
If you have some time, make sure you listen to the latest episode of Chris Long’s Green Light podcast. He and Davis dive into a ton of topics including Greek mythology, Philly cheesesteaks (boring), and a ton of other things.
Here’s a few takeaways…
When asked about where he was considering living, Davis said he has been checking out places in the Philly suburbs and New Jersey, but he was concerned about the tolls coming over the bridge if he did in fact choose to live in Jersey.
Keep in mind, Davis signed his first-ever NFL contract back in May which included a signing bonus of nearly $10 million. Staying on the topic of driving, Davis continued to explain his biggest culture shock coming from Georgia to Philadelphia.
“I’ll tell you what the biggest culture shock for me was, it was the no turn on red. Coming from the South, you pull up to a light, you can make a right turn and you’re like, ‘Alright, boom,’ and keep it pushing. But it’s like, you’re just sitting here – and not to incriminate myself or anything but I’ve made a couple mistakes, I turn right on red and I’m like, ‘Ooooh, I just seen the sign.'”
I honestly don’t think Davis should be driving in the first place. The Eagles should be taking care of all of that for him but it is pretty funny that out of everything on the table that could define a “culture shock” the only thing he is really worried about is “no turn on red” signs.
Davis definitely isn’t wrong. No turn on red signs kill me constantly while I’m making my commute from Delco to the Northeast for work every day. I avoid the boulevard like the plague. There are hidden camera’s everywhere and so many opportunities to overlook a no turn on red sign when you could clearly make a safe turn with no cars coming. It’s stupid.
On top of that, you then get a ticket in the mail for $100 that you have to remit payment to a company based in Baltimore. The entire thing seems like a whole scam to begin with. That’s also the reason I wasn’t mad at people screwing over the PPA in Philly and covering their tags and license plates to park where ever they want.
Jordan Davis on the Green Light Podcast with Chris Long
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