Quick: 50 Snaps for Boykin Monday?

Against a cagey, deeply-talented passing offense like the Colts possess, it seems certain that Philadelphia's workhorse slot-corner would figure into Monday's gameplan.

On Friday afternoon's edition of Philly Sports Talk on Comcast Sports Net, Mike Quick had predicted that Brandon Boykin will see 50 snaps against the Colts on Monday night.

Quick, the current color-commentator for Eagles radio broadcasts, and a standout wide receiver for the team in the 1980s, seems to be tapping into a commonly-held gripe that Boykin played far too minimally in Sunday's win against the Jaguars.

Boykin, a slot-corner with almost no playing time on the outside, took part in only 23 defensive snaps out of a possible 73 on Sunday. The reasoning given by coach Chip Kelly had to do with Jacksonville's personnel groupings, which saw a lesser amount of three or four receiver sets, and didn't necessitate using Boykin as much.

Indianapolis, however, is a passing offense first and foremost. Andrew Luck has at his disposal Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, and Hakeem Nicks, all of whom have had at least one 1,000-yard receiving season in their careers. Hilton boldly stated that it's like having three number-one receivers on one team.

With the Colts likely to rotate these receivers in the slot (Wayne has proven especially effective there), Boykin will see heavy use. His six interceptions a year ago show just how dangerous he can be when Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher take away the outside lanes with relentless press coverage.

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