Eagles secondary frustrated with lack of interceptions

Rob Carr

An Eagles defender hasn't intercepted a pass since Oct. 14, and the team is understandably frustrated with its inability to force turnovers.

On Oct. 14, Nnamdi Asomugha picked off a pass from Matt Stafford. That was the last time a member of the Philadelphia Eagles intercepted a pass, and according to CSNPhilly's Rueben Frank, the six-week drought has the team understandably frustrated. It's almost difficult to believe that someone hasn't gotten a pick by accident during that span:

You’d think at some point a guy on the other team would have a ball bounce off his hands right to an Eagle. You’d think a quarterback at some point would just make a mistake. You’d think somehow a ball would end up in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s or Nnamdi Asomugha’s hands.

Juan Castillo was fired as defensive coordinator one day after the Eagles lost to the Lions, and the defense has actually gotten worse under Castillo's replacement, Todd Bowles. The Eagles are now tied for 27th in the NFL in interceptions at seven, which is only two more than the last-place Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles next play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whose quarterback, Josh Freeman, has only thrown eight picks so far this year, so it's entirely possible that the interception drought could drag on for another week.

The Eagles and Bucs kick off at 1 p.m. ET from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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