A Closer Look At The Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Unit

February 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Overall, the Eagles Special Teams Unit has committed too many penalties this season. Even though he was in Philly only one year, Special Team Coordinator Ted Daisher was quickly replaced by former Buffalo Bill assistant Bobby April. Despite their overall struggles, the Bills have had one of the better special team units the past few years thanks to Mr. April. The Eagles were ranked 17th overall in special teams in 2009, bringing in the coach of the 3rd ranked special teams unit is nothing to sneeze at. April’s top priority will be eliminating mistakes, from penalties to knowing when not to attempt a punt return (DeSean Jackson trying to make something happen against New Orleans by fielding a punt inside the 10). Otherwise, we have witnessed a sighting of Mr. Automatic and the decline of a punter who wasn't that good to begin with. Of the guys who play exclusively on special teams, two thirds represented the Eagles at the Pro Bowl. Begin Slideshow

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