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Jason Avant Calls Players-Only Meeting

In the seemingly pre-written script that is an NFL season, any team that's struggling always does the same thing. Call a players only meeting! Eagles WR Jason Avant did exactly that today. He woudn't divulge what was said, again the tried and true standby of "players only meetings" but he did that team "definitely" supports the coach and "the players need to do their part"

"Everybody was calm," Jamar Chaney told the Daily News. "You don't want to get heated right now; it ain't no time to panic. We know what we're capable of doing, and we're not going to panic. We've had a few bad games, four bad games, but at the end of the day, we don't think those four teams are better than us. They won the games ... we just have to go out there and do a better job of playing the whole game, on offense and defense ... when it's all said and done, we don't think no team can beat us, but we've been doing a good job of beating ourselves lately, and we've got to stop doing that."

If you had to guess what was said, it's probably the "we need to hold ourselves more accountable" type of things that are common these situations.

I doubt players only meetings are what's needed to turn things around, but at the same time it is a positive to at least see the team recognizing the seriousness and trying to take some responsibility for what's going on. As much as we want to blame the coaches, I'm not sure what they can when Jason Avant fumbles twice in a game after going 5 years without fumbling once? How do you coach a veteran like Ronnie Brown to not throw the freaking ball on the ground?

The coaching is a problem, but it's not the only problem.

[Update by JasonB, 10/12/11 6:03 PM EDT ]

I was told one of the $$ lines in Jason Avant-led players-only Eagles meeting was: "You don't want to be the guy that gets a coach fired."
Oct 12 via EchofonFavoriteRetweetReply