Originally Posted by Go_Eagles77
This tells me the eagles are looking to play a strictly man defense, the reason why Nnamdi and DRC looked so bad last year was because they were playing Nnamdi in zone for most of the year (he looked excellent once they realized how stupid that was) and DRC played mainly in the slot, which just isn't his strong suit. I don't think they're going to be the best duo in the league, but they should be more than formidable. Still, I was expecting more than a 7th round pick for Asante.
They absolutely will play more man this year, I agree with that.
But Nmandi wasn't too hot in man coverage last year either. He got burned both in man and zone.
Nmandi was just an overrated player playing in the AFC West, where half the people who swore him to be the 2nd best CB in the league didn't even see him play. Hell, half the games in Oakland were blacked out so even Oakland fans didn't see him play half the time.
And people who are saying "Oh well Samuel is old"...newsflash, Nmandi is 30!
So Samuel is 31 and Nmandi is 30. Is 1 year that much of a difference. If Samuel is washed up, so is Nmandi.