OT: Eagles Playoffs Thread
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01-12-2005, 04:35 PM
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I think Eagle fans continue to overrate their CBs. Just my opinion.
Example, Sheldon Brown is not better than Winfield. That is just about everyones opinion.
I asked this earlier this year and will ask it again, how many teams are the Eagles CBs better than? IMO, they are a mediocre to below par crew that are given ample support from two high-end safeties and helped considerably by a tremendous pass rush. Neither Brown nor Sheppard are trustworthy as a #1 cover CB. Sheppard has emerged as a nice playmake, but do you guys really feel confident when he is 1-on-1 with a top receiver? To say that the nickel and dime packages are lacking is an understatement.
As we have had a lengthy arguement about this earlier in the year, I still think you vastly underate the Eagles secondary. What I don't even get with this post here, is a ver post earlier you said the Eagles secondary is among the tops in the league, but here you say they are a mediocre to below par crew. Them being a good secondary is not entirely because of Dawkins. You for some reason refuse to acknowledge their play this year.
What evidence, based upon this year, warrents your criticism for the Eagles corners? It baffles me. Brown would hope to be a nickle corner on most teams? Are you serious? I for one feel confident with Sheppard 1-on-1 with a top receiver.
When you say the nicke and dime packages are lacking, do you mean against some ideal package in your imagination? Or in comparison to the rest of the league?
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