Philly receivers

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Eagles' started by White Shogun, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. snow

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    Its kind of odd that Philly picked up 5 white receivers. Riley Cooper, Kevin Jurovich, Pat Simonds, Chad Hall and Blue Cooper. Im surprised that they didn't pick up Blair White as well, but its odd Blair White also went to a team with a bunch of white receivers, so his chances of seeing the field this year are very, very small. I wish these guys were spread around the league so they have more of a chance to get a on a team. Chad Hall could be used like Westbrook (and what better time to use him that way now that Westbrook is gone?) but the Eagles wouldn't dare to use a white player like that, actually taking handoffs and being in the backfield, a spot he is most suited for.

    I think Jackson's role will be reduced this year, the new offense is going to involve alot more than just running deep down the field against blown coverage (Jackson had more yards against blown coverage than any other wide receiver last year, I think it was like half of his yards). In the new offense, the outside receivers will have to run a lot of slants, drags,
    hitches, curls, and quick outs (some of those leave you more prone to getting a big hit) instead of just posts, corner patterns or
    just straight up basic go routes. Jackson isn't afraid of going across the middle or getting hit, but when he did he got a concussion, the guy is small, not in height but in weight. Only being 175 pounds at 5'10 isn't much bulk. Chad Hall is 5'8 but has his weight up to 193.
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  2. Don Wassall

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    Cooper's been getting rave notices thus far in camp, but that kind of thing happens every year. Rarely are White players rewarded, as everyone knows they can't do in real games what they did in high school, college, training camp and preseason games. [​IMG]
     
  3. snow

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    Well Desean Jackson hurt his back in practice and had to be carted off the field, so this might be good news for some of the white receivers on the Eagles. I think Cooper is definitely a lock but it would be nice to see another guy also get a chance.
     
  4. Jack Lambert

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    I think I read a post where Blue Cooper got waived by Fat Bastard as well.

    If Jackson is out for a period of time, maybe two white WRs will be able to make Philly's roster.... although the DWFs would scream bloody murder over such an offense.
     
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    Well out of all the white receivers I figured Blue Cooper would be the first to go. I thought Jurovich should have stayed a little longer, hopefully some other team will pick him up. In a fair world Riley Cooper would be the number 1 receiver, his combo of size and speed is hard to find. He gets crap because he is a "long strider" but I don't see guys like Moss getting any crap for that. He is 6'3, how do they expect him to run?

    It would be nice see Chad Hall along with Riley actually starting but you are right, the fans would probably be upset and say "there goes the season" if there were two white receivers. It will probably be only one on the regular roster and someone like Hall on the practice squad. If Desean Jackson is out I wouldn't be surprised to see ridiculous scenario like Jason Avant becoming the starter and Cooper in the slot where dwfs think every white receiver belongs.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    Percy Harvin was also injured today; Dez Bryant was injured yesterday and is out 4-6 weeks. Bryant was really starting to get the superstar hype before his injury; he's a prima donna/dickhead type and the media can never get enough of those.

    Maybe some way overdue karma is kicking in against the NFL's obscene racial policies.
     

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