Philadelphia Eagles fans still cringe when they hear Michael Jacquet’s name.
Regardless of how much you love this Philadelphia Eagles team, none of us are immune to its ability to infuriate us. Just take last year’s late Christmas Day present that wasn’t. Philly, in the midst of a playoff push despite only having four wins, traveled to Arlington to take on the hated Dallas Cowboys with Andy Dalton at the helm.
It felt like a game that the Birds should win. Instead, they were run off of the field thanks, in part, to Philly’s secondary making Andy Dalton look like Joe Montana. Michael Jacquet took the brunt of the blame for the defense’s lackluster play after being targeted nine times and giving up seven receptions for 182 yards and allowing two touchdowns, and fans still haven’t recovered.
Jacquet’s bad day doubled as the second-highest yardage total given up by a defensive back all season, and you can best believe, as his evaluation continues, you’re certain to hear about that evening in Arlington anytime he does something wrong.
Needless to say, it’s hard to bring his name up without thinking of his worst moment as a professional. Unfortunately for Jacquet, that’s now a part of his story, and he’ll need to prove that any confidence Philly’s coaching staff instills in him won’t lead to more of those poor performances. The question is if the Eagles keep six corners, will he even get that opportunity?