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Martz responds to Babin's Twitter threat

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08:09 AM ET 11.11 | Jason Babin is none too pleased with Mike Martz, who responded to the Philadelphia defensive end's Twitter rant. Babin wrote on his Twitter account: "Watched the @Bears tape today. Would like to put hands on the OC, he is a chicken [expletive]. I really hope [Bears head coach] Lovie [Smith] didn't approve the crack block." ... Martz disagreed with Babin's point of view on the block, and chalked up the play to the Bears simply playing a physical brand of football. "Oh, no, everything that we did in that game is certainly appropriate," Martz said. "There was nothing inappropriate. It certainly was within the guidelines of the NFL. I'm sure that if that was not the case, then we'd hear about it."

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November 11, 2011  09:06 AM ET

Fascinating

November 11, 2011  09:06 AM ET

Another zero-content article. What did he say?

I'm all ears.

November 11, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Fascinating

Hey! That's my line!

November 11, 2011  09:07 AM ET

Saw this no story here...literally

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November 11, 2011  09:15 AM ET

Football players on a losing streak shouldn't be allowed to twit.

November 11, 2011  09:27 AM ET

As an Eagles fan I'm embarrassed how much some players have complained in print...doesn't matter if they're right or wrong...just makes them look soft

November 11, 2011  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

As an Eagles fan I'm embarrassed how much some players have complained in print...doesn't matter if they're right or wrong...just makes them look soft

This is not about the Eagles, applies to all pro-sports athletes now.

It's the immediacy of twitter and possibly their marginal command of the written word combined with limited number of characters. Before Twitter how far would these comments have gone? Local beat reporter? Local newspaper, 2 inch column? Now a meaningless comment in passing gets picked up and turned into something bigger.

November 11, 2011  10:54 AM ET

Note to Babin... You lost. They won. All your crying doesn't change these facts.

November 11, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hey! That's my line!

You gotta be there when the bell rings

November 11, 2011  11:05 AM ET

I think if the league had a problem with the way the Bears played, they'd be fining the Bears for infractions more serious than wearing the wrong-colored cleats.

November 11, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

As an Eagles fan I'm embarrassed how much some players have complained in print...doesn't matter if they're right or wrong...just makes them look soft

word

November 11, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I think if the league had a problem with the way the Bears played, they'd be fining the Bears for infractions more serious than wearing the wrong-colored cleats.

Were their socks up? Is there a site where you can see the NFL hypocrisy everyweek with ALL the fines captured? I'd like to see what is "important" to the NFL.

November 11, 2011  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Another zero-content article. What did he say?I'm all ears.

we know

November 11, 2011  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This is not about the Eagles, applies to all pro-sports athletes now.It's the immediacy of twitter and possibly their marginal command of the written word combined with limited number of characters. Before Twitter how far would these comments have gone? Local beat reporter? Local newspaper, 2 inch column? Now a meaningless comment in passing gets picked up and turned into something bigger.

well said... most of the NFL rank and file (especially the ones who are Tech Savvy) should treat tweeting as dynamite. Highly explosive... each player ought to have a mod to filter the junior high comments many seem to make. Many of these dude need a mentor as well.

November 11, 2011  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

... each player ought to have a mod to filter the junior high comments many seem to make...

I believe they make those level of comments because that's the last time in their lives they were actually required to learn something in class.

November 11, 2011  12:25 PM ET

You want a little cheese with that wine Babin

November 11, 2011  01:23 PM ET

Worthless

November 11, 2011  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This is not about the Eagles, applies to all pro-sports athletes now.It's the immediacy of twitter and possibly their marginal command of the written word combined with limited number of characters. Before Twitter how far would these comments have gone? Local beat reporter? Local newspaper, 2 inch column? Now a meaningless comment in passing gets picked up and turned into something bigger.

Ridiculous, isn't it?

 
November 11, 2011  02:00 PM ET

Hey Babin, it's called football. If you want protection from being hit, go play QB you whiny little baby!

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