A Closer Look At the Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Unit

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A Closer Look At the Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Unit

Overall, the Eagles Special Teams Unit has committed too many penalties this season. Even though he was in Philly only one year, Special Teams 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 teams units the past few years thanks to Mr. April.

The Eagles were ranked 17th overall in special teams in 2009, so bringing in the coach of the third 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.

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