Monday, August 18, 2008

Tony Hunt, starting fullback?

When I made my projections for who would make the Eagles 53 man roster, I left Tony Hunt off because the Eagles don't have room for another running back on the roster. Despite how well Hunt played against the Panthers, the Eagles simply don't need another running back after Brian Westbrook, Lorenzo Booker and Correll Buckhalter.

But what about at fullback? According to, Hunt will be practicing with the first team offense today as a fullback. With neither Jed Collins nor Jason Davis stepping up and grabbing the starting fullback spot, it makes sense for the Eagles to give Hunt a shot at it. At 6 foot 1 and 227 pounds, Hunt is lighter than a normal fullback, but if he bulks up a bit he could thrive in the role.

Credit Andy Reid with seeing a deserving player and giving him a shot to make the team. I don't know how good a fullback Tony Hunt can be, but there is no way to know until they try him there. Reid has also been impressed with Hunt's special teams play, so that could give him an edge over the other competitors at fullback.


Anonymous said...

Keep Tony Hunt and cut the Eagles's Special Teams Coach. We've got better athletes this year and still can't get it together.

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