RIP Andre Waters

While many people will think of cheap shot artist and “Dirty” when thinking about Andre Waters (thanks a lot Dan Dierdorf, you dick), Eagles fans will remember the undersized safety that played with a passion and intensity that was indicative of the Buddy Ryan era Eagles and especially of the 1991 Gang Green defense, a defense so dominant that they were ranked #1 against the pass, the run, and overall.

Reaction to the suicide of Andre Waters from around the web:

[]: Suicide of ex-Eagle Andre Waters hits hard

[Totally Delco]: A story about Andre Waters

[Eric Schmeltzer]: Andre Waters: “Our” Player is Gone

[Blinq]: Andre Waters, 44

And for the forums comes this anecdote about Andre Waters:

I went to an Eagles practice back in 90′, at the old JFK ( had an old friend, Harper le Bel, who long snapped for the Eagles for a season) he got me in. Anyway I took my camera and got some great pics (me and Reggie, me and Buddy). So I go up to Andre (in the middle of practice) he was on the sideline where I was standing, and I said “hey Andre can I get a picture w/ you”. He told me he had to practice at that moment and to ask him later….So about 40 minutes go by, and i’m just walking around( w/ my sister) taking it all in (living the moment) and i’m in the middle of taking a picture of Randall, as he’s throwing the ball, and I feel a tap on my shoulder…so I turn, and it’s Andre and he says” hey man, did you still want that picture?”….The guy friggin came and tracked ME down….I never forget that ,whenever I think of Andre. People used to say how dirty he was, I always thought yeah maybe, but what a good guy.

RIP Andre Waters.

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