Philly athletes remembered more for their mouth than their play
Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell
Four years, six TD catches (including playoffs). Mitchell provided the Patriots bulletin board material ahead of Super Bowl XXXIX and the Pats' defensive backs didn't forget 14 years later.
Excluded on this list are players like Terrell Owens or Ricky Watters, who also played very well on the field in addition to having a big mouth.
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov
Huge contract, big mouth, little production. Bryzgalov is the poster boy for this list. The Flyers signed Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million deal and he lasted here only two seasons. He's remembered more for his outlandish comments, philosophical or otherwise, than anything else.
Eagles quarterback Vince Young
Long live The Dream Team.
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon
The Phillies' former fire-breathing, crotch-grabbing, profanity-spewing closer is their all-times saves leader but still was better known for his craziness. Many closers have that loose cannon element to them but Papelbon was always one or two miles farther off the reservation.
Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta
The Phillies will end up paying Jake Arrieta $75 million. Two seasons in, he has been average at best, called out teammates, called out coaching methods and threatened to "dent the skull" of a rival player.