The secondary was just a wreck. Not only did the team basically do nothing defensively throughout the game, but it was also the secondary that was largely unable to make a play. Rookie Martin Emerson did have a few nice plays, sticking a couple of Eagle ball carriers in the first half but an injury slowed down his day. It doesn’t seem too bad but it’s not a good thing. Richard LeCounte led the team in tackles through three quarters, but he blew a lot of coverage assignments, as did D’Anthony Bell. So while they were sticking some good shots, both men have got to be better at not blowing their coverages. The injuries to the corners beyond Emerson weren’t helpful either.
Inconsistent defensive tackles
Glen Logan stepped up and did some nice work, but Tommy Togiai and Perrion Winfrey were as inconsistent as they come. There were times when both men gobbled up the gaps and controlled the action, but there were also times when they were knocked off the block with ease. The inconsistency is real, but the potential is there.
Even more inconsistent receivers
Even one drop is too much, especially with a receiver like David Bell, whose entire reputation is that he doesn’t drop passes. He had a fine day but he’s got to lock in every pass he touches. The tight ends also were relatively quiet with Nakia Griffin-Stewart having arguably the best receiving game against the Eagles. Though his blocking has been iffy at best.