Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 9/29/12

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles gestures to fans after a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Eagles have Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and the list of offensive players goes on, but the real strength of this Eagles team is in the defense. In 2011, the Eagles defense came out to a slow start, but finished 2nd in total defense, tied for 1st in sacks and tied for 1st in interceptions. That was with a slow start where they were about to fire defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, but the perception doesn’t meet the reality. This is a defensive team and needs to start playing like one on offense. The offense of the Eagles is doing nothing, but passing the ball 57% of the time up to this point.… Read more

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