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Eagles should bench their entire secondary

The Eagles might be lost for the season, but CSN Philly's Reuben Frank wants to see at least some action taken.

Rob Carr

Not much is going right for the Philadelphia Eagles, but CSN Philly's Reuben Frank has an idea to, at least, send a message to the team.

Bench the secondary.

Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are both former Pro Bowl corners. Nate Allen is a second-round pick who had an auspicious rookie year before he got hurt. Kurt Coleman is a late-round effort guy who isn't the biggest or fastest but brings energy and attitude.

Put 'em all together and you have a living, breathing defensive backfield catastrophe.


Asomugha, who arrived here with such huge expectations, looks lost. Rodgers-Cromartie, so brilliant in the preseason and the first few weeks, has dwindled down into nothingness. Allen seems to have mastered the art of running around in odd, random directions that have little to do with the play the other team has called. And Coleman ... he's trying, but he's just not good enough.

Frank has a lot of support for his idea, including these stats: Five weeks in a row, an opposing quarterback has had a passer rating of 120 or higher. In that span, the quarterbacks have completed at least 64 percent of his passes and thrown at least two touchdowns without a pick.

After starting the season 3-1, with impressive wins over the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants, the Eagles have lost seven straight games.

Eagles coach Andy Reid will most likely be fired, and the status of quarterback Michael Vick is unknown. Even LeSean McCoy, who came in as one of the best backs in football, is out of action with a concussion.

Recently, the only bright spot the Eagles have had is running back Bryce Brown. In Monday night's 30-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers, Brown rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Even with the impressive night, Brown lost a pair of fumbles.