I’m convinced that the Philadelphia Eagles have the best defense in football. They became such when they signed Nnamdi Asomugha yesterday. Yes, the day started with ESPN doing updates where Adam Schefter was saying things like, “Nnamdi is still sleeping” and “Nnamdi is still deciding.” Ultimately, he decided on the Eagles. Now, he plays in the same backfield as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Assante Samuel. Basically, there’s no point passing on them, you know, ever.
Oh, did I mention that they always have one of the most creative defensive schemes in football, and now they have clearly the best defensive backfield? Yeah, I’m just calling it.
See, here’s the thing. The Eagles have made some smart moves, and I think they knew that they could sign Nnamdi. They took Cromartie because it was a smart get, but they probably thought, “How great would it be if we could get both of them?”
Just think of the kind of defense we’re going to see with Assante Samuel stalking the middle and both sides of the field shutdown by Pro Bowl corners. Personally, I feel bad for the Rams. They open the season against the Eagles, and, as much as I like Sam Bradford, he’s probably going to have a rude awakening trying to do anything against this nasty three-headed defensive backfield monster.
I’m guessing that the Eagles set records this year for at least pass defense, and with the pass defense being so strong, they’ll probably get that much better up front. Teams will get tired of running on them, but the front line will have grown so much by the end of the season that this team could be basically “unscorableupon.”
Anybody want to bet against this team now? I know I sure don’t. I think Vegas might want to rethink some odds before it’s too late.