Andy Reid and Michael Vick need to get Jeremy Maclin and Brent Celek more involved in the offense, plain and simple. Both are talented players that can bring some play-making capability to the field.
The numbers from last week for these two players reads like this:
Jeremy Maclin: One catch for 20 yards
Brent Celek: One catch for 13 yards
Simply put, the Eagles need to utilize these players better. Or as Andy Reid would say, he has to put them in a better position to make plays.
I realize it’s only been one game but it’s important for the team to use every weapon at their disposal. The offense is at its best when they can spread the ball around and get everyone involved.
Against the Rams, it was Maclin’s first real action of 2011. He missed all of training camp and preseason while dealing with an unknown illness that ended up being a scare for cancer.
It’s likely that the Eagles were just trying to ease Maclin back into game shape and not over-work him. However, I fully expect ...