The initial overhaul during the summer of 2011 didn’t work out, so the Eagles tried again this offseason.
Gone are Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha. In are Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher.
During the draft, the Eagles didn’t find corner help early, but they grabbed Oregon State’s Jordan Poyer in the seventh round.
As recently as last offseason, it looked like the assets acquired in the Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb trades would play a major role in re-shaping the Eagles’ defense.
But looking ahead to 2013, that probably won’t end up being the case.
According to a report, the Eagles will not use the franchise tag on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Assuming that holds up, what are their options at cornerback this offseason?
From Mychal Kendricks to Fletcher Cox to Colt Anderson, here’s an All-22 look at what the Eagles’ defense looked like Sunday against the Bucs.
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From draft positioning to how the rookies are performing, here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Cowboys’ offense.
Early on during today’s press conference, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was asked about potentially making personnel changes in the Eagles’ secondary.
“We have possible lineup changes, and people compete everyday,” Bowles said. “There are no spots set in stone. We’re playing our best guys. If there was somebody that was stepping up to play better, they would be playing.”
Bowles didn’t mean it as a slight on the Eagles’ depth, but his comment spotlights the team’s lack of young talent at cornerback and safety.
Earlier this week, Todd Bowles talked about how the Eagles had problems executing a “high school cover-3″ against the Panthers.
What did he mean? Let’s take a look at a few of the plays to see what exactly is going on with this defense right now.
Here’s the All-22 breakdown of the Eagles’ defensive performance against the Redskins. And since it’s the holiday season, I threw in some positives – primarily of Fletcher Cox, who turned in a 10-tackle/one-sack performance.
Here’s a look at snap counts for the Eagles during their Week 11 loss to the Redskins. We’ll go position-by-position.