Quintin Mikell: Eagles New Last Line of Defense

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Published: March 10, 2009


... will go on.  Jim Johnson will still call his style of aggressive defense, or at least I pray he is able to. 

The prospective 2009 Eagles secondary may be built more like the past than we think, and may have the potential to be an improved unit in the upcoming season.

Asante takes Lito’s place as the gambling, INT making No. 1 corner (which is an upgrade), and Sheldon is better than he has ever been as a No. 2.  They may be the best 1-2 corner combo in the NFL.

Hanson has cemented his spot as the Eagles nickel corner this off-season, even if only due to the contract he was given. 

Hanson has shown flashes of playing every bit as well as the No. 3 corners of the past few years like Roderick Hood, Dexter Wynn and William James.  Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor haven’t been with the Birds since 2003, but it seems like a whole lot longer.

At Free Safety, Dawkins has always been the enforcer, emotional leader, and last li...

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