Orlando Scandrick was released by the Eagles on Monday following their 37-10 loss to the Cowboys in Week 7, and he wasn't shy about sharing his thoughts about his former team's struggles this season.
During an appearance on FS1's "Undisputed," Scandrick gave his thoughts on Philly's problems after a 3-4 start.
"I think they're having a tough time dealing with success," Scandrick said. "Whenever you gotta say, 'Oh, we're going to get it together. Oh, no one believes in us...' you're already doomed."
He went on to say his sudden release from the team felt "scapegoat-ish" and criticized executive vice president and gener
"I don't believe anything that Howie says," Scandrick said. "If (he) told me it was raining outside, I'd probably, you know, get some shorts just in case.
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"He put it to me as he wanted to play some younger players and they're a mess on defense and they needed to get some more defensive linemen. So we'll see how that works for them this weekend up in Buffalo."
When asked about reports of turmoil in the locker room in Philly, Scandrick bluntly replied: "Where there's smoke, there's fire."
"That locker room is different," he said. "I still feel like they're living on that Super Bowl high. It's over. You're living in the past. Some of those guys came into the league and the first thing they experienced was 13-3 and a Super Bowl and they think that's what it's all about... Some of those guys haven't faced the harsh reality of a losing season... It's some accountability issues there and it starts from the top."
He even went as far to criticize Eagles captain Malcolm Jenkins' leadership in the locker room.
"I think that when you wear a 'C' on your jersey, it’s your job to bring guys along," Scandrick said. "It's your job. Sometimes you need to take the hard down, you need to take the hard job and you need to bring the thing together. I don't know if that's the case.
"You look at everything that happened. You hold out for a contract. You come in. You're not really making any plays, like splash plays. Then you go down to Minnesota and you're supposed to be in the half of the field and you end up playing a crosser? That's not a rookie we're talking about. It's a two-time Super Bowl champ."
Later Friday, former Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins fired back when he heard Scandrick's comments.
"I could give two s— about people who aren't here," he said (via the Philadelphia Inquirer). “For us to move on as a team, we can’t have motherf—ers like that in the room.”
The Eagles' official Twitter account even clapped back, posting a video Friday from the team's Week 6 game against the Vikings in which Scandrick praises Jenkins saying, "That's exactly why you're the captain of this defense, the way that you f—ing conduct yourself first snap to the last."
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 25, 2019
Scandrick, 32, was initially signed by Philadelphia in late July, but was released on Aug. 27 as part of the team's final roster cuts. He was then re-signed on Sep. 27 and appeared in two games for the Eagles recording four combined tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles including a 44-yard fumble return for a touchdown in Week 5 against the Jets.
Over his nine seasons in the league, the Boise State product has also spent time with the Cowboys, Redskins and Chiefs.