Jeremy Maclin has gotten a "bad rap" as guy who avoids contact after a catch....it's getting out of hand.
I was doing a late-night jam with J. "Woody" Wood over at OTI when the subject of Maclin came up. We both agreed that Tommy Lawlor is one of our favorite Eagles writers. His latest article is entitled "The Chip Effect". If you haven't checked out his most recent remarks, take a gander:
In the article Lawlor talks about how Chip Kelly may be the one head coach in a perfect position to get maximum effort and also downfield blocking out of our speedy wideouts DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
To my chagrin, Lawlor actually referred to Maclin with a pedestrian dig as "Self-Tacklin' Jeremy Maclin"...
Maybe this was just an example of Lawlor's wry sense of humor. Maybe he didn't really mean it to be vindictive.
But I was inspired to challenge the myth of Maclin as a guy who tackles himself. It's not a fair assessment.
Maclin played h...