When the Eagles released Cullen Jenkins earlier this week, it was the latest rebuke to the idea that the group of players acquired before the start of the 2011 season made up a dream team.
The Eagles have drawn a fair amount of criticism for their attempt to build a winner on the fly by signing the likes of Jenkins and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (among others) while also trading for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Jenkins was the fourth member of that class to get his walking papers and there may be more to come before the start of next season. That explains why Jenkins said, during an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, that the process that brought those players to Philly was flawed.
“We didn’t jell together enough. 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,” Jenkins said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.
Jenkins is reportedly interested in returning to Green Bay now that he’s on the open market, although there hasn’t been any sign of reciprocal interest from the Packers at the moment. Wherever he winds up, we’re guessing his arrival will create less fanfare than it did two years ago.