Here’s our weekly look at the Eagles’ defensive line production.
The Eagles had quite a few “close but no sack” moments against Robert Griffin III. In fairness to Jim Washburn’s unit, Griffin makes defensive linemen look silly on a weekly basis.
Here are the numbers. Sacks, hurries (a stat kept by the coaches) and pressure percentage (frequency with with each player notches a sack or hurry, given the opportunities).
Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Redskins’ offense:
Jason Babin‘s reaction to the “vile” chants he heard at the Linc last week has not gone unnoticed. With the Eagles mired in a three-game losing streak and falling short of expectations for a second-straight year, Babin’s comments have been met with sharp resistance by a weary fan base.
And it’s not just the fans. No one had a more adverse reaction to Babin’s words than Jeremiah Trotter.
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Jason Babin — or at least his Fan Club handle on Twitter — sent a message about loyalty to the Eagles fan base recently.
What was he getting at, exactly?
“Really I was speaking to, during the game there was a good section of fans chanting some of the most vile things I’ve ever heard — not just at a football game, but in life in general,” said Babin. “Talking about attacking Coach, talking about people’s wives and kids and chanting them. And I just thought there is no place for that in the NFL. None whatsoever. Just some of the foul things that they were saying.”