Eagles will miss Pinkston's skills
Todd Pinkston's injury hurts Philadelphia as much as, if not more than, Terrell Owen's antics, writes KC Joyner.
One of the statistics I track for receivers is the depth of the passes thrown their way as measured on an NFL passing tree. There are short passes (primarily quick routes under 10 yards), medium passes (usually deep in or deep out routes ranging from 15-18 yards) and deep passes (most of which are go, post and corner patterns and are 20-plus yards or more). Let me show you how this relates to Pinkston and the Eagles by giving you an excerpt from my book, "Scientific Football 2005," written before Pinkston's season-ending injury:
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