Evaluating the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2008 and Assessing 2009: Wide Receiver

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Published: March 26, 2009


... intense scorn.

Wide Receiver.

Fans and analysts alike scoffed at the idea that the receiving corps was good enough to win a championship with.  Charles Johnson and Torrance Small.  James Thrash and Todd Pinkston.  Freddie Mitchell.  Greg Lewis.

Each of these names will draw a negative reaction from Eagles fans, and with good reason.  So much ill will has been brought about over the wide receivers that the 2008 group covertly became a solid unit.

There is no top line guy like Terrell Owens or Larry Fitzgerald, but as a whole they are talented and productive. 

Rookie DeSean Jackson surpassed what anyone could have reasonably expected.  He played in all 16 games and led the team with 62 receptions and 912 yards. 

In the postseason, Jackson further elevated his play. 

He became a consistent deep-threat, catching a pass over 30 yards in each of the three games, and averaged 18.8 yards per ca...

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