The Eagles or the Steelers. both teams have a strong defense lead by legendary coaches. If you had to choose a secondary which one would you go with?
Lito Shepard, Asante Samuel, Brian Dawkins, and Sheldon Brown are a formidable unit however Dallas was able to pick them apart.Beyond those starters the depth is nothing impressive. They will put Samuel on the teams top WR and let him go 1 on 1 all day long. Dawkins still lays out a mean hit. The eagles front 7 can get pressure with their attacking style and different blitz packages. If you let them get going and they smell blood they'll eat you alive.
We all know our defense is all about pressure, if the pass rush doesn't get there we are in trouble. With Troy playing better and McFadden getting to show what he has, along with Ike having another year of experience and the leader Ryan Clark healthy again I do like our secondary's chances much more than I have the last 2 years. Our defense seems to be a feast or famine. Either you are going to march down the field on us or we're going to stop you after the 1st or 2nd series of the drive.
I like how we've been able to defend the red zone so far this year, that's an encouraging sign of a unit that knows when to tighten up in a tough spot.