Originally posted on Inside The Iggles  |  Last updated 10/19/11
Over the next few days, Steve Fini will be counting down the list of five Eagles who need to step up after the bye week if this team is going to make a legitimate postseason push. At number five on our list is cornerback Asante Samuel.Before the season started, the Eagles had to feel pretty good about their cornerback situation. They had three Pro-Bowl caliber guys in Samuel, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha. After the first six weeks, the group has certainly had its moments, but has also struggled at times. Part of that can be attributed to defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, who has had trouble finding the right mix of coverages for his talented secondary. Asante Samuel has to adapt his player over the last ten games of the regular season. Nearly half the time the Eagles have played man, which suits the strengths of Cromartie and Asomugha, while Castillo has also leaned on zone coverages that benefit Samuel. While in theory it makes sense to mix and match covera...
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