Never Gets Old

Posted: July 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 10 Comments »

Something made me think about this yesterday. Such a great video.

David Akers is the best PK in Eagles history. Could he have also been the best LS? Funny to watch him out-do Dorenbos in that video. Great stuff.


10 Comments on “Never Gets Old”

  1. 1 Dominik said at 12:20 PM on July 6th, 2014:

    One thing is for sure: Akers is better at LS than Henery is at PK.

  2. 2 McNabbulousness said at 12:58 PM on July 6th, 2014:

    i’m a huge fan of d. akers, just wish he was that accurate during the WC game against the packers a couple years ago…

  3. 3 T_S_O_P said at 2:34 PM on July 6th, 2014:

    Off topic: Tommy, how do you think Eli will do in a WCO offence? Despite his struggles last year, Gilbride’s offense seemed a good match for Eli’s strengths, but I’m unsure how he’ll go. What are your thoughts?

  4. 4 GEAGLE said at 4:32 PM on July 6th, 2014:

    Phil Simms thinks he will do great, considering the effects of the concussions have turned his brain to mush, Eli will prob suck!

    Personally, I think he is done! His OL isn’t any better, he can’t possibly be much better in an offense he just learned, then last year when he was running an offense he knew like the back of his hand….they are done til they find a new HC and QB..l stick a fork in them, that era has run it’s course… Signing 27 free agents and thinking they will implement a new offense and have all these new players get in one offseason, is a recipe that will blow up in your face,.. They made the exact same mistakes we made with Andy keeping him here too long, and trying to sign the dream team as a last attempt with Andy as coach.

  5. 5 anon said at 10:10 PM on July 6th, 2014:

    Personally I don’t care what Eli does. I’d love a QB w/ two flukey years in which he wins 2 SBs. I’d take tnat over Foles becoming the next McNabb any day (though i’d prefer Foles as Peyton with one ring in 10 years than Foles as Eli w/ 2 rings in 5).

  6. 6 Anders said at 5:11 PM on July 6th, 2014:

    Depends on what “version”. If it is a more long ball style like Reid, Manning will be fine, but if it is the more short, 3 step accurate, Manning will struggle imo.

  7. 7 ACViking said at 3:53 PM on July 6th, 2014:


    Was this informal competition during the season when Dorenbos was injured?

    Holly crap . . . some of his snaps look terrible. I’m guessing that ST coaches don’t check FA longsnappers with these sorts of tests, right?

    And Akers. The guy was aces. Clearly had way too much time on his hands.

  8. 8 GEAGLE said at 4:56 PM on July 6th, 2014:

    Josh Gordon was bailed out of jail by 39yr old career criminal, convicted felon Haydn “fats” Thomas..who has 5 arrests for drugs and guns… SMH
    What the frig is wrong wit these idiots? You are Josh Gordon.. You couldn’t get anyone but a 39yr old criminal to bail you out? WTF you can’t really be this stupid? I would go crazy if we were lucky enough to have a Boderline Calvin Johnson talent like him who was throwing his career away worse than PAC MAN… The stupidity is just crazy.

  9. 9 The Linc – Philadelphia Eagles are likeable | Sports Feedr said at 8:00 AM on July 7th, 2014:

    […] Never Gets Old – Iggles BlitzDavid Akers is the best PK in Eagles history. Could he have also been the best LS? Funny to watch him out-do Dorenbos in that video. Great stuff. […]

  10. 10 Mike Roman said at 8:31 AM on July 7th, 2014:

    I know I’m going to take a lot of heat for this but I was never an Akers fan. First of all, his sensei, bowing bullshit was annoying. Then if you ask Dave Spadaro, Akers could boom FGs from Neptune. I just don’t seem to remember him hitting any big clutch kicks. I’m sure there were a few but nothing stands out. I remember some key misses in playoff games against the Giants and Green Bay. I remember a lot of times Reid wouldn’t send him out from 50+ yards even though his leg was so strong. Am I happy that we had a kicker for all those years who was steady from 40-49 yards? Of course I am. But dude gets the Adam Vinatieri treatment sometimes and I think it’s a little overboard.