Originally written on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Connor Barwin is in his 5th year out of Cincinnati, an OLB at 6-4, 265, and was drafted in the 2nd round by the Houston Texans in 2009. He made his mark as a pass rusher with the Texans along with Brooks Reed at OLB a couple of years ago. Barwin got 11.5 sacks, Reed got 6... Now here we are, new team, but similar defensive scheme for Barwin. At least that's the way it's being drawn up... But I anticipate just enough change of methodology and coaching style in Philly to create some learning-curve angst for Barwin, so that it would be unrealistic to expect the big sack numbers he used to get for Houston. The other thing is Barwin is likely to be rotated in and out of game situations. He will not be a consistent 3-down backer. Many factors (such as injury to other players) could prove me wrong on that, but I see Connor Barwin in a specialized role in pressure packages. Further revelation of the new Eagles' sub-packages as we move on through training camp will either confirm...
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