Britain promoted Kofi and is confident that it can solve the problems of the return of the Eagles

British return specialist Kofi’s first priority when he joined the Eagles wasn’t to show off his ability to explode or try to break some exciting returns.

Keep things simple.

Hold the ball. And worry about the rest for later.

“That’s kind of what it was like in college,” Covey said. “The first thing I told coach (Kyle) Whittingham (in Utah) was, ‘I’m going to pick up every kick and you’ll be able to trust me mentally. I’ll pick up every kick and do the basics, make every right decision, and catch a fair shot when I need to.

That was the first step. I think building that confidence before flaunting your skills and abilities is important. And for me, that’s kind of the mentality I’ve come into here. Same thing as a receiver.

It’s, ‘You can connect me to any position and I’ll know what to do. You will trust me to know what to do. I’ll show you my skills. But first of all, you know I’ll be on the right page.”

After last year? This is a huge upgrade.

Every return to the boat last year has been an adventure. Just being able to make the right decision—whether letting it bounce, calling a fair catch or coming back—makes Covey valuable.

The Eagles on Saturday removed Kofi from their training roster to a list of 53 players, and the untrained rookie is expected to tackle kick-offs and games on Sunday when the Eagles open the regular season against the Lions in Detroit.

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As for Covey, he became the first uncut rookie hired to do boat return duties for the Eagles since Demaris Johnson in 2012 and the first to handle kicks and kicks since Willingboro Marvin Hargrove in 1990.

There’s a lot to ask of a novice novice, but Kofi is no ordinary novice.

Thanks to his two-year stint at the Church of Latter-day Saints to Chile, he’s an older rookie—he turned 25 in March—and earned the trust of a five-year veteran.

“I do a lot of fantasizing to put myself in that mindset, so I’m not going to be broad, that’s just not the kind of person I was,” he said. “And hopefully my teammates will trust me, that’s kind of what I’ve been working on.”

The Eagles have not had top 10 returning players since Darren Sproulis finished 3research and development in the league in 2016, and they haven’t had a top 10 kick-back since Chris Polk finished 4The tenth in 2014.

Covey has had four rebounds and four kicks in pre-season games, averaging 6.3 yards on kicks and 23.0 on kicks. Much of that work was behind comeback units filled with players from the bottom of the roster who didn’t make the team.

On Sunday in Detroit, he will make his NFL debut for a team with deep post-season aspirations on the road in a boisterous, jam-packed dome.

He can’t wait.

“I’m living in that moment,” Covey said. “I’m excited for that moment, the pre-season games were fun and unique, but you don’t always get a chance to show off all you can do.

“But I feel like my work around the camp has given my teammates and coaches the ability to trust me. So I’m excited for that moment.”

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