Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 6/13/14
The biggest area the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles’ defense must improve is in the pass rushing department.  However, there are two other areas where improvement is needed which perhaps more directly correlates to a defense’s (and thereby a team’s) success… Stop your opponent on third down and stop them from scoring in the second half. Sounds logical, right? Keeping opponents off the scoreboard as much as possible is obviously the goal of every defense.  The late Jim Johnson used to have a philosophy that holding teams to 17 or fewer points should equate to victories. Unfortunately for the Eagles, their defense gave up an average of almost 24 points per game last year.  That ranked 17th in the league (middle of the pack), but only two playoff teams from last season gave up more. In fact, of the 12 playoff teams from last year, nine of them ranked inside the top 11 in this category. Besides the number of points they gave up last year, the more disturbing trend is that they gave up more po...
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