Friday, December 17, 2010
Scouting Eagles vs. Giants
By Dan Graziano
Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News always does a nice job with his weekly scouting report. Interestingly, he gives the Eagles the edge at running back despite the Giants averaging more than 180 yards rushing per game over the past three weeks:
"About the only flaw in LeSean McCoy's game might be his inability to break tackles, and at this early point in his career that's being picky," writes Domowitch. "He's fifth in the league in yards from scrimmage and is coming off a 149-yard rushing performance vs. Dallas. He's got 70 receptions and has developed into a dependable blocker."
Domowitch says the linebackers and secondary for the Giants and Eagles are "even." I'm not sure I'd agree with him that the Eagles' secondary is even with the Giants'. New York defensive coordinator Perry Fewell loves to go with that three-safety look, and that beats anything the Eagles have on the back end.
It's still amazing that Jon Kitna and the Cowboys were afraid to take any shots down the field against Joselio Hanson and Dimitri Patterson. Now, we'll see if the Eagles can get Asante Samuel back in the lineup. Breaking news: This secondary is a lot different with him back there.