The Saints’ last field goal attempt went through the uprights. The Eagles’ first field goal attempt didn’t.
That was the difference on the scoreboard. That is the hard truth.
The Eagles were already having trouble defending Matt Cassel and Greg Jennings.
When Andy Reid switched John Harbaugh from special teams coach to secondary coach after the 2006 season, it did wonders for Harbaugh’s career.
Ask different players, you’ll get different answers. Why do the Eagles look so impressive on special teams this preseason? Some credit the scheme. Some say it’s the heavy emphasis at practice.