Posted December 21, 2012 on AP on Fox

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10: Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on October 10, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
In two games since Philadelphia coach Andy Reid fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn and hired veteran Tommy Brasher to replace Washburn's wide-nine scheme with a conventional front, the Eagles' secondary has suddenly become respectable. ''It's helped the defense out tremendously,'' said Kurt Coleman, who will start at safety alongside Colt Anderson against the Washington Redskins on Sunday in the Eagles' latest revamped secondary. After allowing quarterbacks to complete 68 percent of their passes with 18 touchdowns during the eight-game losing streak that doomed Washburn and his wide nine, a scheme that makes life difficult for defensive backs, the Eagles have allowed just three TD passes and limited quarterbacks to a 44 percent completion percentage over the last two weeks. ''I think what we're doing now has helped everyone's comfort level, especially mine,'' said cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, who struggled much of the year before turning in consecutive solid performances. Th...
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