Not much going on in the NFL for another week and a half or so, until everybody convenes in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine. But that doesn't mean we can't cobble together a very special Valentine's Day Eagletarian.
BTW, my favorite Valentine was the "HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY" Tweet from Rosenhaus Sports. Makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside to know that Drew and Jason care.
*It's always notable when Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News publishes his annual special teams rankings. I called 'em "arcane" in a story written when the Eagles hired Boby April last month, and Goose thought I was making fun. I just meant "esoteric." Also, "brilliant," "mind-blowing," "awe-inspiring," "incomparable," though somehow I omitted those characterizations. I'm including them now.
Anyhow, the 2009 Eagles ranked 17th overall, first in punt returns, which means the rest of their operation didn't grade out as well as you might have expected. (Or I might have expected, anyhow. I doubt you're been giving it that much thought. That's why you have me.) The Bills, April's team last season, ranked third, which is the reason April is now the Eagles' special teams coach, and Ted Daisher was down at the Senior Bowl a couple weeks back looking for a job. (With, as Ted pointed out, his kicker, longsnapper and punt returner all in the Pro Bowl. If you wanted to make a list of people who really deserved to get fired by the Eagles, it would take quite a while to get down to Ted, but as we all know, life and the NFL are less then fair.)