Found January 06, 2013 on Eagles Eye:
So much attention has been given to the Eagles' offensive shortcomings in 2012, a lot of fans tend to minimize the defensive and special teams' failures to launch... But that's why you and many other "smart phans" exist--- to uncover the total picture.             Trent Cole (DE) is interrogated by the press after the Eagles' final game 42-7 loss to the Giants as to what went wrong in 2012... The Philadelphia Eagles' defense did little right this season. The unit blew some fourth-quarter leads early in the season, causing coach Andy Reid to fire defensive coordinator Juan Castillo and replace him with Todd Bowles. Yet protecting leads late in the season wasn't a problem, since the Birds routinely fell behind by two or three touchdowns. Personnel problems and strategies plagued the defense all season. The "Over Defense 9-Technique" scheme that worked so well for much of last season was ineffec...
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