Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is hitting his stride in OTAs. Image via PhiladelphiaEagles.com
The Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary had a tough time last season. Stacked with talent, the unit simply couldn’t find a way to effectively utilize the talent of its three Pro Bowl receivers: Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Their poor performance cost secondary coach Johnny Flynn his job, the sole member of the Eagles coaching staff to be fired after the disappointing 2011 season.
In came Todd Bowles from Miami, bringing the experience and record of success needed to strengthen the performance of the Eagles defensive backfield. Bowles doesn’t plan to use a magic wand. He plans to get his guys to return to basics.
“We make it too complicated sometimes. It’s still blocking and tackling. It’s executing the fundamentals.”
Another basic the team will get back to is using Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie where he has been successful–on the outside. He struggled when asked ...