Bob Bicknell: Eagles' WRs 'can make plays'

July, 16, 2014
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Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell faces a daunting challenge this season without three-time Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson and Jason Avant.

But Bicknell likes what he sees from the current group.

Bicknell discussed the wide receivers in a lengthy conversation with Philadelphiaeagles.com.

On Jeremy Maclin, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL: "I think there are certain times when you see him and everything looks exactly the way I remember it. There are times where he will come out of a break and it's almost like, it's not being hurt, it's you get your legs underneath you, you have all those different things that are going through an athlete's mind. I'm sure that some of that he's working through, but there's a good percentage of the time that he looks exactly the way he looked when we had him a year ago before he got hurt. He's done an unbelievable job."

On 6-foot-7 Ifeanyi Momah: "Oh, I definitely think he has a chance. When we actually start playing and we're getting press coverage and playing actual games you'll be able to judge better. I don't know what he was doing (during the season), to be honest with you. He left here, but he wasn't with us during the season. He came back a completely different player. Really good job of coming back and playing. Obviously a lot of things have to happen but he's done a good job."

On Arrelious Benn: "Arrelious is big. He's fast. He's done an excellent job in OTAs and this time right now of catching the football. But again, we haven't seen him in games and that's the hardest things with a lot of these guys right now, especially the ones who haven't been here, of seeing them play in games. It's going to be interesting to see him play in preseason, but he's got excellent size, he can run, he can catch the ball. He's done really excellent things with the ball in his hands in the past. So I think he offers big-play ability."

On the group as a whole: "Production comes with who's going to come out and make plays. I have a great confidence that we have a lot of guys in that room who can make plays. I think Riley Cooper, last year Riley, jeez I'm not sure he knew exactly what he could do. Jeremy Maclin, I think the years before had unbelievable production, so I fully expect him to have it. Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Arrelious Benn, Brad Smith, Ifeanyi Momah. A lot of guys are fighting for that position right now and a lot of them are out there making a lot of plays. But someone's going to make the production."

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