Thursday, September 22, 2011

Revisiting DeSean Jackson's 65-yard punt return

Special teams coach Bobby April lit up Thursday addressing DeSean Jackson's dramatic 65-yard punt return giving the Eagles a 38-31 win over the  Giants last December.

Jackson bobbled Matt Dodge's punt before finding daylight.

"When he dropped it I said let's just recover it so (the Giants) don't get another chance to score," April said. "He went from zero to 20 yards - that was a Deion Sanders -type explosion - very rare. And then I was just scanning the field for flags to make sure it wasn't called back. It was really unbelievable."

Jackson is returning punts again this year.

Also, rookie running back Dion Lewis solidified the kickoff return job last week with a stellar effort against the Falcons.

Lewis had a long return called back by a holding penalty.

"He's really good at it," April said. "I think he's going to just keep on getting better and better at it. We've got to block a little bit better for him. The kid knows how to run with the ball. I think he could be a really good one."


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