Eagles All-Pro offensive tackle Jason Peters was arrested yesterday for fleeing police in Monroe, Louisiana at high speeds surpassing 100 miles per hour, and was tagged charges for drag racing and resistance. This is the second arrest the five-time Pro Bowl tackle has faced in his pro football career, as he was arrested in 2011 for disturbing the peace. The All-Pro tackle has missed the entire 2012-2013 season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon in the offseason.
You got to think to yourself on this, when you're a team trying to move on from a nightmare season and try to do right, does it make any sense to go out and attempt a deadly practice which is illegal in most states, if not authorized as a scheduled event at the appropriate location. Not too long ago, LeSean McCoy was being sued for assault for allegedly pouring a beverage over a woman and punching a plaintiff in the face on a party bus on a trip from Philadelphia to New York City in December of 2012.
You want to try to move on from the immature and acts of stupidity to help all others on the roster right this ship in the direction it needs to be in order to succeed. That's mainly the coaches job, but it won't matter if the team doesn't stay focused and pitch in. That's like being the world's fastest receiver but can't catch. What good is your speed if you can't catch the ball? You're useless. You can't coexist without the other. You must cooperate, it won't work unless both players and coaches are in sync on the same page.
My question for Jason Peters is, Why were you out drag racing? It'd be hilarious if they caught it on tape from a helicopter and put it on one of those wild high speed police chase shows wouldn't it? Of course it would. But that's not what this team needs. This team needs to be focused. Shouldn't Jason Peters have been home resting or training to get stronger to make a strong solid comeback to be the anchor of the offensive line?
Nobody can put this on Chip Kelly. The guy is a rookie head coach, and there is no speculation of any players tuning him out. If Andy Reid were still here, it'd be pretty fair to make that assumption. But, he's not. Our coach is Chip Kelly. Training camp is set to begin on July 26th with the team having a four-week break. Do I have faith things will be fine until the day comes? Absolutely, and Kelly has faith that his team will stay in shape until the day comes. But the idiotic mistakes off the field have got to stop.