Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/6/13
2012 Record: 4-122012 DownfallDeclining DefenseWatching Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie lollygag behind receivers, Nate Allen blow assignments, and Kurt Coleman go for the knockout shoulder block instead of a wrap-up tackle.Those were the "highlights" of the Eagles' secondary in 2012.Philadelphia gave up 32 touchdown passes last season, the most in the league.They also posted a pathetic 8 interceptions, after recording 4 in their opening game vs. Cleveland. In fact, their seventh pick was recorded on October 14. They wouldn't get their eighth until December 23.Their 30 sacks dropped considerably from the 50 they had in 2011, and curmudgeonly Wide 9 guru Jim Washburn ended up fired in early December. Jason Babin and Trent Cole had a respective 18 and 11 sacks in 2011, but just 5.5 and 3 in 2012.Turnovers GaloreBetween a banged-up Michael Vick making poor decisions behind an injury-laden offensive line, and rookie Nick Foles enduring a trial-by-fire behind that same br...
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