Just listened to his speech. I think he went a little over the top, to be honest.
People are just frustrated as hell with this team ... particularly Cassel. I'm sure 70k people (his number) didn't cheer Cassel's injury. The disconnect here is pretty deep and wide ... fans spending hard-earned money to go to games to see pitiful garbage while pro football players make tens of millions of dollars ... all the while knowing what the risks are.
Eric seems like a nice guy and he's standing up for his teammate, but perspective works both ways.