Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin didn’t play football for the entire offseason until two weeks ago because of a viral illness.
After catching only one pass in the season opener, Maclin says his time off was not a factor in his lack of production.
“That has nothing to do with it,” Maclin said via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “That’s just how the ball fell that day. That’s how it is sometimes.”
Maclin lost a lot of weight during the ordeal, but he’s back to playing shape. The Eagles can attack you in a variety of ways, so they don’t need Maclin 100% now.
It looked like DeSean Jackson was used a little more creatively than usual in his six-catch opening performance. Jason Avant is Jason Avant. Eagles coordinator Marty Morninweg says former Giant Steve Smith had his best practice as an Eagle Wednesday.
If Maclin can truly get all the way back, it’s a dangerous group.