Found June 27, 2012 on Philly Sports Muse:
DeMeco Ryans has arrived. Image via GCobb.com The Philadelphia Eagles made a number of moves this offseason that point to a strengthened defense in 2012. The glaring weaknesses on that side of the ball in 2011 simply could not be ignored. What matters most is what happens on the field come September and throughout the season, but the Eagles have been smart in ensuring that they have the best pieces lined up to compete. Saying the word “linebacker” for the past several years to any Eagles fan was enough to elicit a groan. Somehow, there seemed to be an inverse relationship between the value placed on the position by Eagles front office and its fans. The inexplicable determination of the Birds in  starting rookie Casey Matthews at middle linebacker last year was perhaps the beginning of the end of that mismatch in perception. Even after Matthews was relieved of his starting role, the inability of the linebackers to do anything to confront opposing teams for much of the season was scen...
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  • The EAGLES need a BIG linebacker and a Bigger or better safety...DeMeco may? workout...the defensive coordinator is still suspect also...they should be better...but it's tough trying to replace a guy like Jim Johnson...he was a guru.
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