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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