Jan 4, 2014; Birmingham, AL, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Jordan Matthews (87) carries the ball for a touchdown during the 2014 Compass Bowl against the Houston Cougars at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles Jordan Matthews Continues To Impress


Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews garnered the attention of head coach Chip Kelly and fans alike. He was impressive in the Eagles mini camp and OTAs. His work ethic has impressed all the coaching staff. His performance is a direct result of that ethic.

Speaking at the rookie symposium in San Diego Matthews tells the media of his plans during the off-season prior to training camp in July.

I’m going out to Atlanta for a while to go train. I’m going to try to train around guys like A.J. [Green] and Calvin [Johnson] down with Tom Bender and them. So try and get some tutelage from some of those guys, some legends in the league right now.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green are considered the top two receivers in the NFL. Matthews isn’t expected to produce to that level his first year but it very refreshing to see how he will spend his time. This shows a man hungry to excel.

Now for those who wanted the Eagles to draft Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel I imagine they may be counting their blessings those dreams did not come true. On one side you have a man who is obviously very skilled but believes he has all the knowledge and skill already and doesn’t put extra time to hone his craft. On the other, a man has some time off before his true work begins for the next six months, he puts in extra reps with proven men to hone his skill even further.

As an Eagles fan, that has to bring more confidence to this season’s outlook.

 

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  • qb

    Out of curiosity, I have to ask where you sourced the information that “Manziel believes he has all the knowledge and skill already, and doesn’t put in time to hone his craft”? I would be interested to find out exactly from where did you glean such specific knowledge?
    Is this information something you can confirm or more likely is it’s origin something you inferred from the ever present barrage of spoon fed garbage which has been hyped by every two bit hack with a laptop?

  • Dr Muon Funk

    Umm twitter dude. Kid is posting party videos and is always out and about. He’s pretty cocky. Let’s see how he does but I wouldn’t expect much the first year.

  • qb

    Twitter Dude? Seriously?
    That reply is so weak and evasive I’m surprised it would even stick to the screen.

  • Dr Muon Funk

    Ok so let’s pick apart your initial post. 1. “Is this something you can confirm?” Yes, Johnny Manziel actually tweats videos of himself being a drunken a$$ talking into a stack of money. Does Calvin Johnson do that? No.. Does DeSean Jackson do that, probably.. case closed. 2. Unless you’re following Johnny (hmm like most of the sports media) I’d think you can get pretty much a play by play of Johnny’s day if you really want to know. So instead of writing really immature things like “That reply is so weak and evasive I’m surprised it would even stick to the screen.” Get a life.

  • qb

    Yes let’s examine my initial post, I asked you a specific question about two things you stated as fact. First one concerning Manziels’ beliefs, the second , his work ethic. Neither of these did you even vaguely answer. So I will stand by my assessment that you indeed give a weak and evasive response to a very specific question. If that makes me immature then there’s always hope I’ll mature. Which is more than I can say for your prospects of writing.
    Get a life yourself, preferably away from journalism.

  • Dr Muon Funk

    You did not ask me any questions since I did not write this article! I’m commenting on your post, that’s it buddy. I am simply agreeing with the author in that I’m glad the Eagles did not draft Johnny Football PERIOD! I do however wish the kid well.

  • qb

    I apologise I thought perhaps you were replying under an assumed name, I’m not particularly impressed with Manziels antics myself , but to claim to know his thoughts about his knowledge and command of the game and how much time he has spent preparing and honing his skills simply from some pictures on social media , and over hyped stories in the press is preposterous.

  • Dr Muon Funk

    I agree.. it’s a stretch but he is a rookie. He really should be just focusing on his career at the moment. I’d say the same thing for any rookie. My opinion means nothing though. Just glad he’s not an Eagle. Now if he kills it next year? haha