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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have we ever had an effective kick returner? Who was our last one Brian Mitchell?

KR should be easy to find... it makes no sense. It's the one position you really just need a good athlete who isn't going to fumble.


You would think but KR requires a specific level of anticipation/football smarts.

If you look at effective returners in recent years, many were not the best athletes. Hester was of course, but then you got the Brad Smiths, the Josh Cribbs,the Julian Edelmans, and of course the Brian Mitchells.

There certainly are the guys who excel because of athleticism (Trindon, Hester, Dante Hall) but they can also read the blocks.

Being a returner is not as easy as many think. Damaris and Maclin were both decent in college, it's weird that they were ineffective in the NFL. Makes you think the Eagles blocking philosophy is flawed.
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Poloc2289 wrote:
Damaris and Maclin were both decent in college, it's weird that they were ineffective in the NFL. Makes you think the Eagles blocking philosophy is flawed.

Two different ST Coordinators. But very possible.
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