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Philadelphia’s defense has the smallest jump to make to become the league’s top unit next season. The Eagles allowed 20.7 points per game during the 2016 campaign (12th best in the NFL), and that undersells how well they performed according to other metrics. Coordinator Jim Schwartz’s group finished fourth in defensive DVOA, behind only the Broncos, Giants, and Cardinals. That disparity between traditional and advanced stats happened in part because Philadelphia faced a tougher slate of offenses than any other team in football: With four combined games against Washington and Dallas in addition to matchups with Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Green Bay, the Eagles played nearly half of their games against teams ranked in the top 10 of offensive DVOA.

What held the Eagles back last season were their problems on the outside. Only five teams gave up more passes of 20-plus yards (57), and a disproportionate amount of that damage came down the sidelines. Philly has become a cornerback wasteland, to the point that one of the team’s starters from last year, Leodis McKelvin, already has been released. Trading Eric Rowe to New England last September for a fourth-round pick in next year’s draft certainly didn’t help matters. Still, no matter how they got here, the Eagles have some serious work to do at the position this offseason.
No doubt we need CBs, Curry to earn his money and another LB who is able to cover ( Grugier-Hill, Kamu?). If this D can stop or seriously cut down on those long plays and frustrating 3rd down conversions the team would be considerably improved. Add in 2 WRs who can get open and catch the ball and a RB who can do some pounding and we'll be on our way. Is that asking for too much?
Eagle2720
QUOTE (Zero @ Feb 19 2017, 09:37 AM) *
No doubt we need CBs, Curry to earn his money and another LB who is able to cover ( Grugier-Hill, Kamu?). If this D can stop or seriously cut down on those long plays and frustrating 3rd down conversions the team would be considerably improved. Add in 2 WRs who can get open and catch the ball and a RB who can do some pounding and we'll be on our way. Is that asking for too much?


Don't know/haven't seen enough of Grugier-Hill as a LB, but watching him on ST and especially kick coverage, the kid has some serious wheels.
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