Amidst the multitude of struggles that have defined the 2011 Philadelphia Eagles, the ineptitude at the safety position has emerged as a serious challenger to the linebacker corps for the honor of the biggest weakness on this team.
During the Andy Reid tenure, the linebacker corps has been an annual revolving door of incompetent player after incompetent player. After 13 years, the only linebacker Reid ever acquired that amounted to anything was Carlos Emmons.
Jeremiah Trotter was a product of Reid’s predecessor Ray Rhodes, so Reid was just lucky to have him. But other than Emmons and Trotter, the rest of the Eagles’ linebackers have been mostly players who would be lucky to play special teams for any of the NFL’s other 31 teams.
However, after watching the Eagles this season, I am noticing that the play of safeties Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman has been nothing short of horrendous. And if Jarrad Page was cut from this group, how bad must he have been?
When it comes to the secondary...