Today’s Philadelphia Eagles links have the thoughts of a franchise great on the wide receiver corps moving forward, the possibility of a second-year coach on the hot seat and more.
Harold Carmichael was a dominant force for the Eagles in the 1970s as a 6-foot-8 wide receiver who caught 79 touchdowns. So his thoughts on his position group are worth paying attention to. And he told the Philadelphia Inquirer he likes what he sees at the revamped position, especially in free-agent signing Alshon Jeffery.
“Jeffery, I saw him catch,” Carmichael said at an all-star game in June. “As long as he can stretch his arms out, anything around that, he has it. He kind of looks like me when I played, if anything comes close to me catching the ball.”
Jeffery joins incumbents Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews, fellow offseason signing Torrey Smith and draft picks Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson in the wide receivers room. At 6-foot-3, he’s a big, physical presence who has the reputation for snagging catches in difficult spots — much like Carmichael.
The embattled group had its fair share of struggles last season, especially Agholor. But Carmichael sees the potential for the young pro to rebound, something that others in the organization have also seen this offseason.
“There’s no doubt that he can bounce back,” Carmichael said, according to the Inquirer. “I went through that once or twice before. … It’s something I told Nelson, you can’t carry this team. Everybody has their part. He was trying to run before he catches the ball. I think he’s going to correct that and he’s going to be fine. With the competition level of the…
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