Jeremy Maclin Expecting Bigger Role In Eagles Offense

Dec 9, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) is fielding questions from reporters after making the winning catch to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are installing a new offense following the departure of Andy Reid and the arrival of Oregon’s Chip Kelly. One of the changes might be in the passing game, and more specifically Jeremy Maclin’s role in the offense.

“I’m going to be honest, the last offense was geared to the position that D-Jack played,” Maclin said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “That’s just what it was. That’s just what it was. So the fact that I was able to personally accomplish what I accomplished, I think as far as the position I was playing, I think that’s above what that guy normally does. D-Jack and I were able to complement each other, and it worked well. But that’s just how the offense was tailored.”

DeSean Jackson only played in 11 games last season which makes Maclin’s more impressive statistics less impressive. Maclin’s stats were better, but he was targeted over a hundred times and only caught 69 passes.

“My thing is I’m one of the veteran guys, one of the guys who has done some good things in this league, so I understand I’m going to be one of the guys that’s going to help this team win,” he said.

“And as long as we’re winning, the stats are going to come. As long as we’re winning, man, I’m going to continue to just be available and if that means I’ve got 1,200 yards, that’s 1,200 yards. If that means I have another 900-yard season, then that’s what it is. I’m not going worry about all that.”

Topics: Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

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