We’re Begging The Eagles To Bench Somebody In The SecondaryBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Monday, December 3rd, 2012
It obvious that defensive coordinator Todd Bowles words are not reaching the secondary and I’ve been saying somebody should be benched for weeks. How could you not have somebody with the potential to play better than this group which is the worst secondary in NFL history?
The Eagles should bench both Nmandi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for the lack of effort they showed in a number of plays in the Dallas game. Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin caught a trail route, then ran by both cornerbacks and went into the end zone standing up for a touchdown.
Asomugha and DRC were in position to possibly tackle him on the five-yard line. Inexplicably, both of them passed up their opportunities to try and tackle him or dislodge the ball.
DRC was punked by Bryant on his second touchdown when he simply pushed him into the end zone in a one-on-one matchup. He was very passive when Bryant caught the football. DRC waited for him as compared to attack him. These plays show that other teams see DRC as a soft player.
There were numerous other times when I would question the effort of the cornerbacks and safety Nate Allen. It seemed that Allen turned down some opportunities to lay some licks on Dallas receivers. On the first Dez Bryant touchdown where he cut back and ran was nearly untouched although there were five unblocked Eagles players close to him.
Allen took a horrible angle to tackle Bryant and wound up blocking some of the other players in pursuit when Bryant cut back to his side. If he had simply protected his side with other tacklers coming from the other side, they would have made the tackle. He doesn’t look like he wants to hit anybody.
There should be some benchings in the secondary. How could anybody do worse than this group? Tony Romo had a 150.5 quarterback rating last night. That’s almost perfect.
The offensive line showed up ready to fight. That’s hasn’t been the case for most of the season, but they came to fight last night. The group did a good job of battling DeMarcus Ware the rest of the Dallas defensive front.
King Dunlap is a perfect example of the attitude of the offensive line last night. He battled Ware all night long and was beaten a few times, but each time he stayed with the block and pursued the Pro Bowl pass rusher.
I would much rather see the Eagles play nothing but backups at every position if those players come ready to fight.
Defensive end Brandon Graham brought some passion and effort to the defensive line. He had 1.5 sacks.
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