EAGLES QB Sam Bradford has returned to the fold and I for one am glad he has. Not because he’s got an arm that can make all the throws, (though he does). Not because he can read a defense, (though he can). I’m glad because now the circus can come to an end.
If I can step outside of football for second, right now it seems like everything is a circus. The state of the country, the political system that drives it, how true love seems now to matter and show less and less… So much has become such a joke that the laughing has long since stopped. It has given way to morbid fascination with seeing how bad these train wrecks can ultimately become.
Seeing a coddled underachiever bellyache over his future, after signing a contract he didn’t deserve, (in defiance of all logic), only added to the air of ridiculousness. It filled fans with impotent anger and robbed us of any enthusiasm we were holding onto heading into the Draft on 4-28. You and I had such hopes for that day. Instead we hit a bump. Then ridiculousness flooded in.
And we sat mired in it. It seemed there would be no way out of the morass. There would be no ending which satisfied all involved. We were heading for a cliff and there was nothing to be done about it. But then a flicker of reason. Both sides looked at what they truly valued and wanted. They came back together. Yes, first it will be touchy as there is still lingering anger and frustration over what has happened.
However, today offers a chance to put that behind us. I don’t want to stay angry. I don’t want to hold onto poison. I want to get past the ridiculousness. I started this year with high hopes and I want them back. So I have to do my part to make that happen. And the same holds true for you. We have to let go of the anger.
Today Sam Bradford comes back, and with him comes a return to the plan. We are looking ahead again. This is not to say that we have forgotten what he has done. This is to say that we cannot move forward the way we want to, (and need to) so long as we drag around old baggage, and pick at old scabs.
Dear fans the circus is closed now. So let’s let go of our anger and look to the future. Because what is coming is greater than what is past.