Philadelphia Eagles: 2 Reasons Aaron Moorehead deserves more credit

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Travis Fulgham might be the Philadelphia Eagles’ next diamond in the rough.

Then, there’s Travis Fulgham who is the Eagles leading receiver after playing for just two weeks. Once again, this team has severely misevaluated the talent in the building. If it wasn’t for ‘JJAW’ being sidelined with an injury in Week 4, who knows if Fulgham would’ve ever gotten a shot. Howie Roseman has a say in who the inactives are on gameday and due to the fact that ‘JJAW’ was his second-round pick he probably wants to see him get more opportunities. Thankfully, this coaching staff realized that it was time to get Fulgham on the field once the injury plague hit this team again.

Moorehead has to get some credit for building upon the progress Fulgham made with the Detroit Lions last year. In Week 17, Fulgham played 42 snaps on offense but didn’t even get a target. Detroit waived him this summer and the Green Bay Packers did after ten days as well. That led him to Philadelphia where he has looked like a seasoned pro in his first two games.

It’s been a major improvement from his performance at the end of last season. He’s stemming his routes the correct way, stacking cornerback, breaking off his routes when the corner flips their hips, demonstrating good body balance and control, and using his leverage and catch radius to high point the ball. Joe Haden and Steven Nelson stood no chance last week. This week will be another test for Fulgham as the Baltimore Ravens will send out Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey to try and limit him.

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Moorehead has a long season ahead to prove his coaching ability but for the time being, fans can be pleased with the progress the young receivers have made. Keep an eye on this storyline moving forward because Eagles fans know full well that this could end up being a fluke and turn into a disaster real quick. Let’s hope that’s not the case and that these wideouts build upon what they’ve done thus far. Regardless of what happens, Moorehead’s young group has looked a whole lot better than those of most of the other wideout coaches in recent history.