What Would Buddy Do?
Birds were ‘horrendous’ on special teams the past two years
Posted on July 29th, 2008 at 8:57 am by Cheesesteak Hoagie

In the context of Igglesblog’s very excellent breakdown of the Birds’ special teams, it’s worth noting a  rare moment of candor for Andy Reid on Howard Eskin’s show yesterday.  While Big Red can occasionally be goaded into a firm evaluation of his team, it’s rare for him to use descriptors more elaborate than “not very good.”

But he let the guard down a bit in reference to the Eagles’ special teams over the past two seasons, describing them as ‘horrendous.’

Yikes!  Horrendous?  He never even called Freddie Mitchell horrendous.

Still, it’s evidence that these guys read Pro Football Prospectus too — and are at least aware that they need to address certain areas of deficiency on the roster.  (I’m filing this under “Reasons why Andy Reid isn’t as arrogant as everyone seems to think he is”).

Also, given that Joe Banner went and picked up a couple players to help on this front, I wouldn’t feel super-awesome about my job security if I was Rory Segrest.  The pieces are there; if the team continues to struggle, it’s gotta be on the coach.

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