Who Will Fill the Philadelphia Eagles’ Leadership Void?

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Published: April 3, 2009


... admit it, but that was the unfortunate reality. He was still a good player, but his role had changed dramatically and had left us a man short in coverage.

But what never changed was the man’s intensity and will to win. All of which he conveyed to everyone in the organization and city. From Jeff Lurie to the most casual Eagles fan.

To everyone’s dismay, he’s gone now.

The Eagles’ front office has filled the free safety void in acquiring Sean Jones from Cleveland via free agency, but they have no way of filling the leadership void.

So who takes the torch? Who will be the guy giving the “dog gon” speeches before kickoff and willing this team to victory?

There are a few likely candidates on the defensive side of the ball, which is where the leadership will have to come from. The offense consists more of players who would rather lead by example like McNabb and Westbrook.

The most ideal ...

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