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Jeremy Maclin: I haven’t lost a step

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Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin gave the team a little bit of a scare when he grabbed his knee after falling to the turf earlier this month, but those feelings of concern look like an outlier from the overall feeling about Maclin’s recovery from last year’s torn ACL.

Coach Chip Kelly said this offseason that Maclin is “doing fantastic” at practice this spring and Maclin said Tuesday that he has been doing everything the rest of the Eagles have been doing for the last two months. Maclin says he’s happy with his progress and that he isn’t worrying about the possibility of injuring himself again or that he’s a lesser player as a result of the injury.

“You can’t think like that, because the minute you go out there timid, that’s when something bad happens,” Maclin said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel good, I don’t feel I lost a step, and I’m getting in and out of breaks well.”

A return to facing contact is the big hurdle left for Maclin to navigate before the regular season, but there doesn’t appear to be much doubt that Maclin can handle whatever he needs to handle on his way back to the Eagles lineup.

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33 Responses to “Jeremy Maclin: I haven’t lost a step”
  1. jimmysee says: Jun 18, 2014 8:28 AM

    Hasn’t lost a step but everyone around him has gotten dang faster!

    (Who’d a thunk?!)

  2. gobirds11 says: Jun 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    a lot of people say “oh the eagles will miss desean so much”. however, the eagles didn’t have maclin last year and STILL put up great offensive numbers. all of the eagles WRs put up career numbers under chip kelly last year. what’s to say maclin (if healthy of course) won’t do the same? he has been the team’s most consistent receiver during his time there. to me, losing desean is a loss, but inserting maclin (with career numbers) AND adding sproles to the mix makes it an relatively even swap.

  3. 23rdusernameused says: Jun 18, 2014 8:47 AM

    can’t wait to see JMac, Jordan Matthews, Huff, Celek, Cooper, Ertz, Shady, AND Sproles on Sun, Mon, Thur, and Sats this Fall-winter!!!! Man, that O is gonna be dangerous!!
    Now, If Billy Davis can continue to make strides in improving the D (at the end of the season last year, they were really “gelling”, the birds may be unstoppable!!!
    E A G L E S
    EALGLES!!!

  4. realdealsteel says: Jun 18, 2014 9:00 AM

    Jordan Matthews will be the #1 wide receiver on this team when the smoke clears.

  5. 23rdusernameused says: Jun 18, 2014 9:01 AM

    EALGLES!!!
    DOH!!!!

    EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. justinstuckrule says: Jun 18, 2014 9:04 AM

    I fear that Maclin and the high powered Eagles offense will keep torching my Giants this year. If only we had some great DBs like Tiki Barber’s brother Ronde.

    The Eagles will probably run away with the NFC East but I’m a true fan of my Giants.

  7. reesesteel23 says: Jun 18, 2014 9:07 AM

    I agree but you could have had both!!!!!!! Whew!

  8. eagleswin says: Jun 18, 2014 9:17 AM

    If Maclin is truly healthy, he is the #1 wide receiver on this team.

    I would take a healthy Maclin over Desean Jackson any day of the week.

    If Mathews and Huff can contribute the WR corps is better than last year.

    I am looking forward to seeing what this group of Eagles can do.

  9. stunzeed5 says: Jun 18, 2014 9:41 AM

    Jackson > 10 Maclins. What was Chip thinking?

  10. rrhoe says: Jun 18, 2014 9:52 AM

    Macklin has never made a DC lose sleep before a game,and I don’t see that changing.

  11. pastorbobs says: Jun 18, 2014 9:53 AM

    I like Maclin, but he’s more of a tactician running routes than a speed burner anyway. Eagles will be good this year, but teams will also have tape on Kelly’s offense so without DJax they will take a step backwards. Eagles may win the division but the skins will give them a run for the money.

  12. shatho1 says: Jun 18, 2014 9:54 AM

    the Chip Kelly offense will go down this year

  13. Youknowimright says: Jun 18, 2014 9:58 AM

    Two acl injuries. Yeah I’m sure he is as fast as ever. Epic disappointment in philly this yr. Chip kelly back to school in 2015.

  14. cannabisisgreat says: Jun 18, 2014 10:00 AM

    can’t wait to see JMac, Jordan Matthews, Huff, Celek, Cooper, Ertz, Shady, AND Sproles on Sun, Mon, Thur, and Sats this Fall-winter!!!! Man, that O is gonna be dangerous!!
    Now, If Billy Davis can continue to make strides in improving the D (at the end of the season last year, they were really “gelling”, the birds may be unstoppable!!!

    What has celek, cooper, huff, Ertz, Matthews ever done in this league to make you say the eagles will be unstoppable? Maclin is solid but has never once done anything spscial. Let’s pump the breaks a tad

  15. cannabisisgreat says: Jun 18, 2014 10:03 AM

    I just can’t understand why every year eagle fans think their team is going to be so unstoppable. Come on let’s be real. Eagles didn’t beat a good team last year. Lost to the Vikings late in the season and looked dead against the saints till their starting corner exited. When that happened DESEAN started making plays. Lots of potential lets just pump the breaks

  16. trytobnimble says: Jun 18, 2014 10:11 AM

    Why do people keep talking about Maclin as if he was ever something special?

  17. 23rdusernameused says: Jun 18, 2014 10:22 AM

    stunzeed5 says: Jun 18, 2014 9:41 AM

    Jackson > 10 Maclins. What was Chip thinking?

    Djoke was a quitter, didn’t hustle and was a looker room cancer (which Shady confirmed recently).

    Watch out for Jordan Matthews and Huff.
    This season will be special for those kids, I bet 10 bux on it right now!

    All you other people are just eagles haters, ESP youknowimright… all I know is you’re WRONG. You should change your name to youknowi’mwrong, or even better, youknowimdumb!

  18. rrhoe says: Jun 18, 2014 10:25 AM

    Thank you,cannabisisgreat, I live in Philly,and every year it’s the same damn thing,all the damn time.

  19. cannabisisgreat says: Jun 18, 2014 10:28 AM

    A career number 2 coming off injury, 2 rookies, 2 guys who aren’t that good (celek/cooper) and a second year tight end who the jury is out on. How is that a great offense? McCoy is sick. Sproles is a role player. What makes this offense so amazing?

  20. cannabisisgreat says: Jun 18, 2014 10:33 AM

    rrhoe says:
    Jun 18, 2014 10:25 AM
    Thank you,cannabisisgreat, I live in Philly,and every year it’s the same damn thing,all the damn time.

    Yea I’m from allentown I just don’t get why every year it’s 12-4. I’m not even saying they are bad but people say unstoppable offense bc of cooper celek two rookies and maclin off an injury. Some guy above said huff and Matthews will have big years. They never even played a down for godsakes

  21. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 18, 2014 10:46 AM

    The team looks like it’s gonna be pretty good. That’s probably why eagles fans thing the team is gonna be pretty good, I suppose.

  22. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 18, 2014 10:48 AM

    Hahaha, “youknowimdumb.” Fantastic stuff.

  23. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 18, 2014 11:03 AM

    All these WR’s can block.
    Thats what Chip is seeing.

    He is going to run the ball, run the ball, run the ball, then attack with the passing game all without switching personnel during the drive.

    Regardless, Nick Foles will have at least 100 more passing attempts this season as the full time starter. The question is where is that going to take his key numbers? Completion %, TD / INT ratio

    Each non-RB-”pass catcher” on this team can go up and get a pass against a DB.
    Each RB is a lethal mismatch in the passing game.

    The loss of DeSean will not kill this machine.

  24. s0merand0mguy says: Jun 18, 2014 11:06 AM

    @rrhoe @cannabisisgreat Sorry team spirit offends you. Feel free to go back to whatever disappointing negative life you live with a looping tape of the Grinch playing 24/7

  25. s0merand0mguy says: Jun 18, 2014 11:08 AM

    Cannabisisgreat is from Allentown? … So that’s why he is the way he is… explains everything

  26. rrhoe says: Jun 18, 2014 11:40 AM

    s0merand0mguy says:Jun 18, 2014 11:06 AM

    @rrhoe @cannabisisgreat Sorry team spirit offends you. Feel free to go back to whatever disappointing negative life you live with a looping tape of the Grinch playing 24/7

    I love the Eagle fans passion,as I said,I live in Philly and I’ve never seen a more diehard fanbase. But every freaking year it’s the same talk,and every year they do nothing.

  27. cannabisisgreat says: Jun 18, 2014 11:45 AM

    There’s a difference between team spirit and being a homer with blinders on

  28. wydok says: Jun 18, 2014 11:47 AM

    Maclin is good, but by the end of the 2014 season, Jordan Matthews will be the #1 receiver on the Eagles.

  29. Youknowimright says: Jun 18, 2014 2:24 PM

    You love to hate me but when it is all said and done, you know I’m right.

  30. phillyphannnn83 says: Jun 18, 2014 2:42 PM

    To those of you questioning the personnel… The eagles had the #2 offense in the league last year, it wasn’t all DeSean and he is the only subtraction. The offense is the exact same -DJax, +Maclin, +Sproles, +Matthews, + Huff. If you can’t see how that equals improvement then you need to switch to watching tennis because you don’t understand football. And another thing…when did becoming division champions turn into doing nothing???

  31. distracted9 says: Jun 18, 2014 2:43 PM

    I think losing Avant hurt more than anything this year.. maybe he didn’t have the talent but he has the passion. . He has that Dawkins fire that lifts the team.. Something that Jackson will never have. Maclin on the other hand is a leader, quiet and reserved but respected for his lead by example approach.

  32. eaglomaniac says: Jun 18, 2014 6:23 PM

    If you haven’t been closely watching the Eagles like an true Eagles fan, you wouldn’t know why we are so excited about this years team.
    Several posters keep looking at what this team accomplished which is underrated by the way.
    All Chip Kelly did was take a 4-12 team and turned them into a 10-6 team and got them into the playoffs.
    This is a college coach in his first ever shot at the NFL.
    An entire scheme change took place on both sides of the ball.
    New coordinators, some new players AND they went from a 4-3 to a 3-4, having very few players with any experience.
    This OTA session they were getting 3 reps a minute. Last season they were getting one a minute.
    This team is a formula one racing machine while your team is most likely a Ford Model T.
    We will pump the brakes when were up 40+ points in the 4th – cannabisgreat

  33. yetimonster says: Jun 18, 2014 8:35 PM

    DJax is just too short to compete regularly against 6′ tall DBs. Sure he’s fast, cover 1 takes that away on 98% of all passing plays.

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