Cullen Jenkins: "Nobody thought we'd be in this position"

Rob Carr

Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins says the Eagles never thought they would be in the position of losing 6 straight games.

Cullen Jenkins is only in his 2nd season with the Eagles, but in that short time he's emerged as a defacto leader and spokesperson for the defense. That probably speaks both to Jenkins' character, but also to the failure of guys like Trent Cole to step into that role.

So as he has all hear Jenkins was a guest of WIP this week to try and explain what is going with this Eagles team that has now lost 6 straight. He was first asked about what he and the team have been hearing from Andy over this stretch.

"He just talks to us. He tells us not to worry about anything from the outside coming in, and he keeps telling us, ‘Just keep fighting.' Reiterates that we're a better team than this, and stuff that we're showing, our poor performances, aren't acceptable."

Jenkins says he's not seeing any finger pointing in the locker room right now, but did admit that the atmosphere is tough saying,

"Nobody thought that we'd be in this position right here, losing six games straight."

He also says the team knows the fans aren't likely to be in a good mood Monday night.

"A lot of fans aren't happy, and they got a right to be. Could possibly be some booing, chants, things like that. But it's nothing new. We've gotta go out there, nationally-televised game, our pride at stake - go out there and at least try to get this city, get these fans a win."

Read the entire interview on SRI or listen on WIP.

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