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    Bobby April to Eagles

    Eagles nab Bobby April
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 14, 2010 3:47 PM ET
    As former Bills special teams coordinator Bobby April was being pursued by the likes of the Steelers and the Redskins, another candidate for his services was gliding under radar.

    And that candidate has landed his services.

    The Eagles have announced that April has been hired to take over Philly's special teams. He replaces special teams coordinator Ted Daisher.

    The fact that the Eagles didn't fire Daisher until they had the newest bird in the hand allowed them to chase April discreetly.

    The Eagles also have terminated the contracts of strength and conditioning coach Mike Wolf and assistant strength and conditioning coach Jay Merlino.
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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    Crap. That is too bad -- I was really hoping that the Steelers would snag him.

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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq
    Crap. That is too bad -- I was really hoping that the Steelers would snag him.
    Eh. It's Special Teams....they're not important!

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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    It's almost always a matter of money and we rarely win bidding wars.......
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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    Wasn't April our ST coach in 01'? If memory serves me, our ST sucked that year too.

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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    I wasn't opposed to him, but was he really the be all to STs?
    I remember him being really raw raw personality, but how has he done since he left?
    I can't remember much about Buffalo except a year or so ago, they Parrish returning well.

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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    Quote Originally Posted by NW Steeler
    Wasn't April our ST coach in 01'? If memory serves me, our ST sucked that year too.
    No, he coached in the mid 90's for a couple of season's....I remember Cowher screaming at the dude a lot, but cant remember our ST's effectiveness.
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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    Quote Originally Posted by aggiebones
    I wasn't opposed to him, but was he really the be all to STs?
    I remember him being really raw raw personality, but how has he done since he left?
    I can't remember much about Buffalo except a year or so ago, they Parrish returning well.
    I know the Buffalo ST's lost the Pats* opener.... for that reason alone I'm good...

    I'm not a coaching specialist but I think fans tend to love coaches AFTER they leave but hated them when they were here. I can't remember one year our ST's was lights out..maybe in the 80's but we sucked so who cares. I liked the onside kick in the 95 SB was the only memory I have of our ST's coming up big.
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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz
    Quote Originally Posted by aggiebones
    I wasn't opposed to him, but was he really the be all to STs?
    I remember him being really raw raw personality, but how has he done since he left?
    I can't remember much about Buffalo except a year or so ago, they Parrish returning well.
    I know the Buffalo ST's lost the Pats* opener.... for that reason alone I'm good...

    I'm not a coaching specialist but I think fans tend to love coaches AFTER they leave but hated them when they were here. I can't remember one year our ST's was lights out..maybe in the 80's but we sucked so who cares. I liked the onside kick in the 95 SB was the only memory I have of our ST's coming up big.
    Bobby April was our special teams coach when that onside kick was called in SBXXX.


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    Re: Bobby April to Eagles

    Does this mean the Danny Smith (ST-Redskins) rumors heat up?
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