Maybe Bobby April Isn't a Genius

In the offseason Eagles fans were excited by the addition of a new special teams coach Bobby April. He was hailed as perhaps the best special teams coordinator in the league, an upgrade from Ted Daisher — even after the Eagles had the number two unit in the league last year, according to Football Outsiders.

Unfortunately, things haven’t gone quite so swimmingly and people are starting to question April’s coaching skills. But could we just have expected too much in his first year?

Let’s check out the Football Outsiders DVOA rating for special teams at each of the organizations April has coached at since 1994: …