Originally posted on Inside The Iggles  |  Last updated 10/15/11
Editor’s note: Staff writer Steve Fini breaks down five players who will decide tomorrow’s clash with the Redskins.Brian Orakpo (OLB/Redskins) – As Eagles fans, we all know the capabilities of Orakpo. He’s a physical force rushing off the edge. He has all the ideal attributes of an ideal rush linebacker. He was a breakout star his rookie season, but has been moved around this year due to schematic changes on the Redskins’ defense. He’s gotten more comfortable in the 3-4 front employed by Washington. Brian Orakpo has been a force this season. Can the Eagles quiet him? Orakpo only has 3.5 sacks on the season, but he’s been a disruptive force even if the numbers aren’t showing it. The real problem this week will be that Orakpo gets to go up against new Eagles left tackle King Dunlap (or Todd Herremans if Dunlap can’t go). Dunlap, for the most part, held his own last week, but this week presents a new challenge for Dunlap. One that will be difficult for him to pass. … [visit site ...
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