Cody Parkey Makes Philadelphia Eagles Stronger

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

 

Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey (1) kicks the ball during a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey (1) kicks the ball during a game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Parkey. Get used to the name, as Cody Parkey is the new Philadelphia Eagles kicker.

The Philadelphia Eagles have used this offseason to get stronger in, arguably, every area. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis has added to his ranks through the draft and free agency. The Eagles offense added a new pair of rookie wide receivers, giving greater depth and versatility. The Eagles special teams added experienced, quality special teams players.

Last week, General Manager Howie Roseman and Head Coach Chip Kelly pulled a masterstroke. The Eagles front office released former kicker Alex Henery. Henery had been inconsistent all last season and had not shown his best during the preseason or training camp. In Henery’s place steps Cody Parkey. Parkey is an undrafted rookie from Auburn college, who initially signed with the Indianapolis Colts following this season’s draft.

The Philadelphia Eagles had to do something at the kicker position. Whilst I was rooting for Henery to improve, even predicting that he would make the Pro Bowl, Henery never reached the heights that his talent should have allowed him. It may just be that the pressure-cooker environment of the NFL was just too much for Henery.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
Next Eagles Game View full schedule »
Sunday, Sep 2121 Sep1:00Washington RedskinsBuy Tickets

Tags: Cody Parkey Philadelphia Eagles

comments powered by Disqus