Former Ohio State quarterback turned wide receiver Braxton Miller was back in Columbus and jumped on the Beanie and the Boom Podcast with his former teammates Beanie Wells and Boom Herron to talk about the Buckeyes, his business endeavors, and a bit about his NFL career thus far.
He only spent a couple minutes of the almost hour-long show talking about his time first with the Houston Texans, and then with the Philadelphia Eagles, but he’s already learned a lot of lessons about the business of the NFL and how it differs from college ball.
Miller started by talking about how some of the politics down in Houston was a bit of a shock and also affected how often he was getting touches his first couple of seasons, but after spending the 2018 season on the Eagles practice squad, it seems like he’s found a place he much prefers to play in Philadelphia.
I love Philly a lot, man. The atmosphere, the coaching, they’re laid back. They let me be myself. You know, I can go out there and be myself, when the music playing (I can vibe).
They then joked around about the Meek Mill environment the Eagles have adopted, and also said that he wasn’t trying any tricks on a dirt bike anytime soon — noting that teams would be sure to fine him for a stunt like that. But he did elaborate a bit on the locker room culture and how it’s a good vibe.
I like it, man. I like the atmosphere of the locker room, and everybody’s cool, nobody got no ego over there, it’s solid.
This is something we’ve come to expect from the Doug Pederson regime, but it wasn’t too long ago that players were calling the environment toxic under Chip Kelly — so, it’s still nice to hear that things continue to trend in the right direction.
To hear Miller’s full comments about playing for the Eagles, jump to 50:45.
Based on the BGN polls about which players should stay or go this offseason, it seems like Miller is someone fans would like to see develop and possibly contribute to the Eagles in the future.