The last game the Eagles played, it took almost an entire football game to get real pressure on the quarterback.
Their first sack of the game came with 2:16 left in the fourth quarter, a strip sack from defensive end Brandon Graham, recovered by defensive end Derek Barnett. Of course, that was in Super Bowl LII, the quarterback was Tom Brady and that sack might’ve been the most important in team history. No biggie.
The Eagles pass rush was uncharacteristically quiet that, but that likely won’t carry over into 2018. Both Graham and Barnett return from one of the league’s best defensive lines that could be even better in 2018, perhaps the best in the NFL. It has a case for even more than that.
At least, that’s what NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling believes.
Should we throw in the offensive line, as well? The Eagles dominated in the trenches en route to the Super Bowl LII title, pushing teams around on offense and sending waves of pass rushers on defense. While reigning Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald of the Rams is the cream of the crop, Philadelphia’s earth-moving Fletcher Cox isn’t far behind among interior linemen.
Cox has plenty of help in the form of Super Bowl hero Brandon Graham, run-stuffer Tim Jernigan, veteran Chris Long and second-year edge rusher Derek Barnett. To that impressive quartet, Philadelphia has added three-time Pro Bowler MichaelArticle source: http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2018/07/nfl_expert_eagles_have_leagues_deepest_position_group_--_def.html
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