WATCH: Howie Roseman, Nick Sirianni rightfully defend Jalen Carter in post draft interview after Reuben Frank from NBC Sports Philly shares his personal opinion about ‘accountability’
Howie Roseman and Eagles’ head coach Nick Sirianni spoke with the media last night after selecting Georgia DT Jalen Carter 9th overall and another Georgia player, Nolan Smith 30th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft.
The Eagles’ draft selections were widely viewed as an astounding success.
Even a Philadelphia-hating media company like The Ringer was at a loss of words.
Still, the NFL Draft coverage ran with the same script as they usually do, bringing up every little detail of a player’s sometimes dark past on the greatest night of their life. Everyone knows about Jalen Carter’s past off-field issues. There’s really no reason to have ESPN plastering the graphic below about Carter on television screen the second he got drafted.
ESPN when Jalen Carter was Drafted
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It didn’t end with ESPN. We also had Philadelphia’s own media grilling Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni about how “they didn’t feel” Jalen Carter showed enough accountability after getting drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rebuen Frank from NBC Sports Philadelphia didn’t feel like Jalen Carter showed enough accountability after getting drafted by the Eagles at No. 9 overall last night.
When Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni spoke with the media following the first round, they were none-to-pleased with Frank and his thought process, and rightfully so.
Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni Respond to Reuben Frank’s insane comments about Jalen Carter
Howie and Nick were definitely correct in being frustrated and really, annoyed with Reuben Frank for even mentioning something about “accountability” and how “he didn’t feel” that there’s wasn’t enough shown by Jalen Carter.
Side Note: This is why players want to come to Philadelphia. They have the higher ups in the organization and the coaching staff defending their players and putting self-absorbed assholes in the media in their place.
Seriously though Reuben, what do you want Jalen Carter to do?
Go around on a full media tour talking about the most horrific moments of his life after getting drafted to play in the NFL, which could easily be the best moment in his life?
Give me a fucking break dude.
ESPN and even members of our own media are so selfish and really, a bunch of gossip, drama-loving rats.
Is it Reuben Frank’s job to share his own personal feelings at press conferences? I highly doubt it.
Yes, Jalen Carter has a troubled past. He took accountability for his actions and has already addressed the issues a million times to the media and probably a million more behind closed doors during his time at the University of Georgia and throughout the draft process.
Let’s give this 22-year old a little room to process every thing he’s been through in his short time here on earth with his loved ones and now, the Philadelphia Eagles behind closed doors. Not everything has to be a headline with some drama-filled TMZ story behind it.
Just nasty work from Reuben Frank who should definitely know better than to even make a comment that’s all about him and what he feels when literally no one gives a shit about what he thinks and feels in the first place.
Just do your job and write about the NFL Draft and leave Jalen Carter’s past character issues and your feelings about “accountability” out of it. Nobody gives a shit.