Jeremy Maclin on Philly: “This is where I want to be”

Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin talks to reporters about his intentions with free agency less than a month away.

Comcast SportsNet video of Maclin after the jump since it autoplays …

28 comments
jvsvn
jvsvn

It's probably true that he would prefer to stay in Philly. It's natural for any receiver to want to play in a Kelly offence. Also, it's the only sensible thing for him to say. He's basically telling people that it's going to take a premium offer to tear him away. It's the only way to position himself at this point. Of course, it all depends on his health and the willingness of the Eagles or other teams to take the risk on his repaired knee.

Sean Collins
Sean Collins

Oh my fault I never posted on this format, like I said I only posted a few times over years of reading it. Not sure of the rules on here about conflict so I'm not going to call out user names but I see a few who post a lot on here who are negative almost 100% of the time and some others just never seen pleased with a thing and sound like a bitter old lady

Sean Collins
Sean Collins

Another reason why I'm going to make it a point to post more now is to argue with people who hate the jets but find a need to post on jets blog, do you have anything else to do ? Apparently not

bob
bob

Jet fans need to focus on their pastel coloring you guys need to start focusing on your Easter egg painting colors. How you gonna win football games with out a good Easter egg colors..


ya dats right!

marcus81
marcus81

Sanders and Maclin would be an upgrade over what Jets have, definitely Jets should not overpay for any of these players

idothis2
idothis2

i'm glad to hear this. at 1st thought i didn't mind the Jets pursuing him, but the more i thought about it i think they should pass if he doesnt get his want to return to Philly

Sean Collins
Sean Collins

I wouldn't mind Mac at all and he's saying what most FA players say, " I want to stay here" but most don't care! By the way I don't post much but I'm an avid reader of all you're post guys and have been reading jetsblog for many years

a57se
a57se

I really hope he gets his wish and stays in Philly!

jaygo
jaygo

That's where I want him to be too.  ACL is a showstopper to me.

jdb4
jdb4

Golden Tate, New York Jet

a57se
a57se

@marcus81  

I don't think so.....Maclin on IR and Snaders not getting open do not inspire me.

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo  It's 2014, how is an ACL a show-stopper for you? 

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

I hope that happens and I think it will happen.

jaygo
jaygo

@Brendan @jaygo  Once upon a time, no one recovered from an ACL.  In 2014, for every guy you show me who has made it, there are many more who did not or were never the same player.  And, even with the Adrien Petersons of the world, they are much more susceptible to a new tear.  Why do think Peterson wears a 3/4 leg brace every game?   I do think offensive guys have a better chance of a full recovery, but why build around a disaster waiting to happen?


FYI, my football career ended with an duel ACL an MCL disaster and I have been around ACLs from ski injuries forever it seems.  Modern medicine is amazing but ligament damage to a knee cannot be repaired 100%.

a57se
a57se

@Kyle Suta  

The only way that happens is if the Jets offer Tate a BOAT load more money than Seattle does.

jpi22le22
jpi22le22

AP doesn't wear a knee brace

jpi22le22
jpi22le22

AP doesn't wear a brace on his knee !

a57se
a57se

@jaygo @Brendan 

With some players it seems like once they get injured, they have trouble staying healthy afterwards.....

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo It is nothing close to a knee replacement, man. You really can't look at it that way anymore. I realize at one point in time it was a death sentence (career-wise), but that's just not the case anymore. 

jaygo
jaygo

@Brendan @jaygo  I might bring the guy in and look at him, and I might even sign him if I had no better options, but in no event would I ever consider a guy coming off an ACL a cornerstone of my team. There's a role for everybody in my world as long as the expectations are reasonable and understood.  I hear your view and it is obviously the consensus view in the NFL.   Maybe the fix is different than I understand being almost a knee replacement.  Short of that, you're damaged goods in my view.

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo Not really, they have more rigorous rehab than if it's Joe Schmoe who just needs to be able to live a normal life. 


Your chance of reinjury is very low, but there is a much greater chance someone would have diminished mobility/explosiveness/whatever. 


My point being, an ACL tear isn't a reason to write someone off anymore. You bring them in, you work them out and, since Maclin's injury happened so early on in the season last year, you are probably going to see a guy who is close to being ready for full-go. I'm not saying you shouldn't have concern about it, but that is no longer a reason to scratch a name off the list. 

jaygo
jaygo

@Brendan @jaygo  I usually agree with you but on this one I disagree.  You have a 95% chance of having a knee that will work  for 95% of normal activity.  Going out on a football field in a contact sport requiring quick cuts and agility is quite another thing.  

Brendan
Brendan

@jaygo A disaster waiting to happen? You have like a 5% chance of re-injury as a full-grown adult with today's surgery and rehab process.