Found December 30, 2011 on MyTeamRivals.com:
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It’s a weird time for Philadelphia Eagles fans. For the first time since 2006 the Eagles are going to miss the playoffs following a dismal 2011 campaign that can end no better than 8-8.Photo: Dan Dubrow/Bleeding Eagle GreenMy focus in week 17 is going to be primarily on Juan Castillo’s defense as they’ve been Philadelphia’s burden for most of the season. But Castillo’s group has been revitalized these last few weeks and I’m curious to see how they will approach this last game knowing their season will end along with the game.Philadelphia’s defense will be without two starters in their secondary on Sunday; cornerback Asante Samuel (hamstring) and safety Kurt Coleman (bicep/IR). Samuel did not participate during Thursday’s practice and odds are he will sit out on Sunday.Samuel’s late season injury has provided Dominique Rodgers-Cromartiewith a much needed opportunity to show the coaching staff he’s the real deal starting with last week’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Cromartie’s first
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