Originally posted on Inside The Iggles  |  Last updated 10/21/11
Staff writer Steve Fini continues his look at Eagles who need to step up after the bye week. Number three on his list is middle linebacker Jamar Chaney.I wish I could ask defensive coordinator Juan Castillo why he didn’t go with Jamar Chaney at middle linebacker from the start of training camp. He’s obviously best suited to play in the middle, so one has to wonder what attributes Castillo saw in Matthews that made him think he was the right man for the job. Jamar Chaney's improvement will be the key to the Eagles' defense. I must have been right–his wife loves to watch Casey Matthews’ hair blow in the wind as he misses tackles.But for as bad as Matthews was, Chaney hasn’t been much better. He’s missed a ton of tackles and has had trouble shedding blocks. To be fair, Chaney has improved in recent weeks, but he has a long way to go.Along with outside linebacker Brian Rolle, they’ve upgraded the Eagles’ defense from horrendous to below average. The Eagles have tightened their “wide...
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