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Eagles Special Teams Were The Biggest Disappointment

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The biggest disappointment of the game for the Eagles was the play of the special teams.  Eagles head coach Chip Kelly spent substantial amounts of his practice time each day during the offseason and training camp working on the special teams.  He was confident the Birds would be able to move the ball on offense […]

DeSean Jackson’s Punt Return Voted NFL’s Greatest Play

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Amazingly Eagles former Pro Bowl punt returner DeSean Jackson’s game ending punt return in 2010 against the New York Giants was voted “The Greatest Play In NFL History” on NFL.com.   The play capped off a 20 point comeback by the Birds to beat the Giants in front of the fans in North Jersey.
“I am very […]

Eagles Sign Former Texans Punter, Donnie Jones

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The Eagles have been terrible in the special teams area for the last couple of years, so it wasn’t a surprise when they jumped at the opportunity to sign a Pro Bowl level punter.  The Birds acquired former Houston punter and nine-year veteran Donnie Jones after he was released by the Texans.  The signing forced […]

This Is The Eagles Worst Special Teams During Andy Reid’s Tenure

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Eagles head coach Andy Reid brought special teams coach Bobby April to Philadelphia because he was supposed to be one of the best if the not the best in the league.  April’s special teams have been anything but special.
If you want to know why Reid is likely to be fired, it’s because he’s made some […]

Is It Time To Give DeSean Jackson A Chance To Return Punts?

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There’s a slight chance the Eagles could give wide receiver DeSean Jackson the chance to get the team going by putting him back there on some of the punt returns.  Rookie punt returner Damaris Johnson has fumbled only once, but he also seems to be scared back there to the point where his fear of […]

The Special Teams Could Cost The Eagles This Week

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The one area of this game against the Cardinals that I’m most concerned about is the Special Teams.  I think the Eagles have the better offense and the defenses are very comparable, but the Cardinals have the better Special Teams.
I expect Arizona to utilize a conservative game plan for their offense and try not to […]

Matt McBriar Feeling Healthy

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A Dallas Cowboy from 2004-11, punter Mat McBriar is poised to win the starting job over second-year man Chas Henry as he suits up for his first-year in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform.
The 33-year old will have to prove to the Eagles’ coaching staff that he is fully recovered from surgery on his left-foot (non-kicking foot). […]

Rookies Are Leading Candidates For Punt And Kickoff Return Positions

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We got one guy we expected and another guy who was a surprise when special teams coach Bobby April was asked on Thursday who were the leading candidates to be the return guys this season.
We expected rookie cornerback Brandon Boykin to be in the mix and he is as the kickoff returner.
After looking at his […]

Eagles Hoping Cliff Harris Or Brandon Boykin Can Handle Return Duties

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For the third year in a row, the Eagles plan on reducing DeSean Jackson’s involvement in returning punts.  Jackson was a Pro Bowl returner during after the third season of his career, but the Birds feel they have drafted and signed enough players with return ability so that Jackson won’t be needed as a returner.
“There’s […]

I still want Ted Ginn, Jr.

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Back in 2010, I wrote on this site that I really wanted to go after the bust from the Miami Dolphins, Ted Ginn, Jr. He certainly owes Devin Hester a Christmas card after the Dolphins took him ninth-overall in 2007, after they got drunk on Hester’s bananas 2006 season as a returner. And […]

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