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ESPN: Philadelphia Eagles Could Add Defensive Consultant

ESPN’s Chris Mortenson is reporting that Andy Reid and the Eagles front office are considering bringing in a “consultant” to review the Eagles defense during the bye two weeks from now. He had no word on who it might be.

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Obviously anything that could potentially help would be welcome, but I question why they would bother waiting until the bye? You risk being 1-5 at that point. Now, to be fair, it’s not likely the consultant would have much effect being brought in 4 or 5 days before this weekend’s game, but at the very least you could have them taking an early look.

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If true, this does show some desperation on the Eagles part, which is absolutely a good thing. They should be desperate. They should be inventing ways to try and fix this disaster. Today Reid did give defensive coordinator Juan Castillo a vote of confidence, but clearly that level of confidence doesn’t seem to be terribly high.

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The Eagles defense currently ranks 27th in the league in points allowed.