November 27, 2011; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (97) on bench in 4th quarter during game against New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 38-20. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Cullen Jenkins: It Was Rough With The Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles made a plethora of signings to assemble what some called the “dream team.” They’ve since almost released everyone from that dream team except for Nnamdi Asomugha. But Cullen Jenkins went on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia and talked about his tenure with the Eagles and him being released after two seasons.

“I wouldn’t call it a shock but it’s a little surprising,” Jenkins said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “I’ve been in the league long enough to know that the opportunity for it is there, especially with a new coaching staff, new schemes. They’re probably gonna go with the people they want to go or start off with, so you knew the possibility was there.”

So Jenkins wasn’t too surprised that he was released. But with reports coming out that Nnamdi Asomugha would eat lunch in his car to avoid being around his teammates coming out. A picture of harmony and unity isn’t beaming out of Philly.

“It was rough. It was definitely a couple of the hardest years I’ve had in my career,” Jenkins said. “Just so much expectations coming into a team that had such a great tradition and bringing in so many good players and people who they thought or were expected to perform and do well, and we weren’t able to accomplish anything. So it was definitely a disappointing two years.”

“We didn’t jell together enough,” Jenkins said. “You can’t just always bring in a bunch of superstars — people who think they’re superstars. You gotta have players that just know their role and go along with that and just do whatever they can to help the team. We just didn’t jell the way that we needed to jell to be a successful team.”

The important part there is that he corrected himself from “a bunch of superstars” to “people who think they’re superstars.” Clearly the dream team fell flat on their faces.

But what he regrets most might be his confrontation with Andy Reid.

“It was unfortunate. That was one of the biggest things I regret in my time here, especially with all the things he had going on in his life at the time.”

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