Updated: 5 p.m.
In May, the Eagles released longtime linebacker Mychal Kendricks. But somehow Kendricks ended up on a team with even more talent than the Super Bowl champs.
Where did he end up again?
Oh … wait, what?
Kendricks signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns, who you might remember from such seasons as “0-16 last year” and “1-15 the year before.”
Kendricks says “we’ve got so much more talent in this room than we had in Philly, it’s not even funny.” for the teaser to next week’s Hard Knocks pic.twitter.com/NQMCWQ5oUR— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) August 22, 2018
Thanks to WIP’s John Barchard we see Kendricks talk to some of his teammates on the teaser for next week’s episode of "Hard Knocks" on HBO. The Eagles, of course, face the Browns in Cleveland Thursday.
The question is: Who was in the room Kendricks was talking to?
If Kendricks is talking about the entire Browns team being more talented than the Eagles, he’s insane. Insane! That’s just not true.
But before we completely crucify him, it looks like he might speaking in a pretty small room. If Kendricks is just talking to his group of linebackers, he might actually be right.
The Browns have Joe Schobert, coming off his first Pro Bowl. They have Christian Kirksey, who filled up the stat sheet last year. They have Jamie Collins, who is coming off an MCL tear but was once a Pro Bowler himself. And now they added Kendricks. That is a really good unit.
Let’s hope that’s what Kendricks was talking about. Because if he was talking about the entire roster … he lost his mind somewhere between Philly and Cleveland.
And maybe he did. Apparently, he was in fact talking about the whole team.
Philly was the best team last year not because of having the best talent, but because we were the best overall unit in football. How else would a team beat the Patriots? Here at the Browns, we have the capabilities to be an even better team because of the natural raw talent here! https://t.co/JQSgvzLbPJ— Mychal Kendricks (@MychalKendricks) August 22, 2018
By the way, we’ll probably get to see the Eagles on next week’s episode of "Hard Knocks". They won’t play a huge role in the episode but being one of the Browns’ opponents, especially for the third preseason game, might mean we see them a little bit.