The Philadelphia Eagles are starting to sustain serious injuries at the wide receiver position. This is a serious problem for them considering the Eagles stubbornly passed 56 times, while rushing only 30 times against the 2011 2nd best pass defense and 3rd worst rush defense. Great logic and play calling from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.
However calling pass plays could become increasingly difficult for Mornhinweg. The Eagles are already without Riley Cooper because of an offseason collarbone fracture. He was out week 1 and won’t be back until at earliest week 3. Jeremy Maclin left last weeks game with hip injury and returned only to get more banged up with a hip pointer. The Eagles felt they were so thin at wide receiver, they released 2011 2nd round pick safety Jaiquawn Jarrett and added wide receiver Mardy Gilyard.
The news for the Eagles gets worse today as DeSean Jackson was held out of practice with a hamstring injury. Jackson was also seen with a giant bag of ice wrapped to his leg during practice. If the Eagles are without starting receivers Maclin and Jackson against a stout defense against the Baltimore Ravens, they could be in for an even worse night, and more importantly a loss, than against the Cleveland Browns. It could be as bad as Little Giants in their first game of the season.