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The Eagles, gashed on the ground through two weeks of the season, will be trying to improve their fortunes by rearranging their linebackers.

Per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, rookie Casey Matthews has been moved from middle linebacker to the weak side.  Weak side linebacker Moise Fokou has been moved from the weak side to the strong side.  And strong side linebacker Jamar Chaney has moved to the middle.

And so the Eagles are doing on defense what they previously did on offense.  They’re addressing a weakness by moving around the parts of the puzzle.  They did it with the offensive line, and they’re doing it with the defense.

Whether it works remains to be seen.

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81 Responses to “Eagles shuffle linebackers”
  1. cannonballdookie says: Sep 21, 2011 1:10 PM

    Would any of those guys start on other teams?

  2. cosanostra71 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:10 PM

    they should have kept Stewart Bradley

  3. 13forgbp says: Sep 21, 2011 1:11 PM

    deck chairs on the titanic.

  4. congratsyouareanidiot says: Sep 21, 2011 1:13 PM

    Giants have shifted strategy from running up middle to running up weak side 40 times.

    Bradshaw rips ACL on Sunday.

  5. blastfurnaceknows says: Sep 21, 2011 1:14 PM

    Let’s see – they are fixing their problem by . . . using the same players, but just in different spots. I wonder if we can “fix” our national debt issues this way?

  6. lowender75 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:15 PM

    I don’t think this turns the LB corps into an elite one, but it will maximize what we’ve got at that position…Chaney should’ve never been moved from the MIKE IMO…

  7. duncanthecat says: Sep 21, 2011 1:15 PM

    They should shuffle the Safeties while their at it.

  8. sonvar says: Sep 21, 2011 1:17 PM

    The problem isn’t the linebackers it’s how Howard Mudd uses his defensive line. He basically has them ignore the run altogether. No LB is good enough to stop the run when the DLine is providing no help and in fact is giving up big holes based on how they’re lined up. It entirely makes sense to me now why the Colts D was so bad against the run for the most part.

  9. dukemarc says: Sep 21, 2011 1:18 PM

    It’s not going to matter much, the overall talent level for Eagles LBs is severely lacking.

  10. kingokra says: Sep 21, 2011 1:19 PM

    Garbage is garbage no matter where you put it. If they think that’s gonna work, they’re dreaming…wait a minute…

  11. mike83ri says: Sep 21, 2011 1:19 PM

    Seeing a C.Matthews at OLB is scary enough to make me think it could work.

  12. chargerdillon says: Sep 21, 2011 1:20 PM

    They better practice shuffling Quaterbacks too, Vick is exactly what Lebron is. Big numbers, tons of hype, and ZERO CHAMPIONSHIPS

  13. loutibbs says: Sep 21, 2011 1:21 PM

    Two words: Lofa Tatupu.

  14. CJ says: Sep 21, 2011 1:21 PM

    Chaney can play the middle, not sure about Fokou at SAM. They went from playing 3 LBs who didn’t know what they were doing at their positions, to 1 LBs who might not know what he’s doing at SAM, and a rookie who took all of ZERO snaps at WILL.

    I guess it’s an improvement….can’t get much worse than it was, that’s for sure.

  15. pwall1 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:22 PM

    It worked on the o-line. Herremans is a better RT than anything we have. Chaney should be at MLB as he has more NFL experience there and did a good job in limited snaps last season. This should help Casey’s progression and maybe even take some pressure off him. I like the move.

  16. bigpara says: Sep 21, 2011 1:22 PM

    Doesn’t matter where they play matthews. Jacobs is still gonna run all over him

  17. joetoronto says: Sep 21, 2011 1:24 PM

    Good point, sonvar.

    I can’t believe they line up like that on every play, it’s insane. On true passing situations, I get it, but man.

  18. thephantomstranger says: Sep 21, 2011 1:26 PM

    I’m afraid to ask, but how do you pronounce Fokou?

  19. ronworthdubbs says: Sep 21, 2011 1:27 PM

    I wonder if Andy Reid was listening to “Party Rock” when addressing his linebackers.

    Guys, every day I’m shuff shuffling!

  20. leftysmoke says: Sep 21, 2011 1:27 PM

    Casey Matthews STARTING.

    There’s your problem.

  21. smellsmalicious says: Sep 21, 2011 1:27 PM

    sonvar says:
    Sep 21, 2011 1:17 PM
    The problem isn’t the linebackers it’s how Howard Mudd uses his defensive line. He basically has them ignore the run altogether. No LB is good enough to stop the run when the DLine is providing no help and in fact is giving up big holes based on how they’re lined up. It entirely makes sense to me now why the Colts D was so bad against the run for the most part.

    —————–

    good query..solid. can’t find any holes to poke in that logic. wait. could…yeah, definitely. howard mudd is the o line coach. not the d.

  22. drbob117 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:27 PM

    This should have been the plan to begin with, it moves all 3 guys to the positions of their greatest strength, as long as Fokou can cover a TE. Now Chaney can beat on people, his best attribute, and Matthews , who’s smaller can chase people down, that’s really what he’s best at. None of these guys are Lawrence Taylor , but at least they’ve maximized what they have.

  23. greymares says: Sep 21, 2011 1:28 PM

    CANT HURT!!! They originally thought Chaney could cover the tight end the fact that didn’t work along with Mathews not able to get off the blocks of the big men inside, forced them to try something new. obviously the Eagles are challenged at L.B and the interior of the O line. I’m confident it will get better and they will be the best team in the nfc east.

  24. We'reFineThere says: Sep 21, 2011 1:28 PM

    This is how it should have been all along, it is silly to move Chaney in the first place. The best part is all 3 of our backups are Wills so if Matthews can’t play here we have other C-/D+ options.

  25. rodgerthat says: Sep 21, 2011 1:29 PM

    I don’t get it? Same people lining up next week 3yds away from where they lined up last week is going to improve their ability to play the game of football? If this works its going to be ingenious. I cant wait to watch the game….

  26. wyldsoul says: Sep 21, 2011 1:29 PM

    I expected Chaney to be in the middle at the start because he played well there when Stew Bradley was sidelined with a dislocated elbow late last season. However, under Castillo’s scheme, the strongside linebacker has more responsibility than many other systems, so they put the more experienced player there and stuck the rookie in the middle.

    With that experiment failed, the are moving Fokou to the strongside since his experience will allow him to handle this position better mentally, and stick Casey in the weakside position, where he has less responsibility.

  27. We'reFineThere says: Sep 21, 2011 1:29 PM

    C-/D+ is wishful thinking of course

  28. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 21, 2011 1:30 PM

    sonvar says:
    Sep 21, 2011 1:17 PM
    The problem isn’t the linebackers it’s how Howard Mudd uses his defensive line. He basically has them ignore the run altogether.

    It shouldn’t be surprising that Mudd doesn’t use the D-line correctly. After all, He’s the coach of the Eagles offensive line. Maybe you’re thinking of Jim Washburn? Or maybe you’re not thinking at all – hard to tell.

  29. cobrala2 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:31 PM

    I’m thrilled!
    Chaney’s Middle Play was at least as good as Bradley’s last year and can’t possibly be worse at coverage than Stewart!
    Fokou now becomes the weakest link IMO.

    Thrilled!

  30. leftysmoke says: Sep 21, 2011 1:31 PM

    sonvar says:
    Sep 21, 2011 1:17 PM
    The problem isn’t the linebackers it’s how Howard Mudd uses his defensive line. He basically has them ignore the run altogether. No LB is good enough to stop the run when the DLine is providing no help and in fact is giving up big holes based on how they’re lined up. It entirely makes sense to me now why the Colts D was so bad against the run for the most part.

    —————–

    Howard Mudd is an offensive line coach… Good lord.

  31. blastfurnaceknows says: Sep 21, 2011 1:31 PM

    Andy Reid is a Lombardiless genie. He just keeps making all the right Lombardiless decisions. I’m surprised that the Lombardiless city continues to put up with him.

  32. egls7 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:36 PM

    Good move. Chaney was a stud for us last year when Bradley got injured. People don’t remember the 15 tackle performance he had against the gmen back in week 15

  33. pmac9102 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:36 PM

    @sonvar, Howard Mudd is the OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

    Anyway, like Chaney back in the middle. I do think Fokou is a backup at best. Maybe try Brian Rolle on the outside. He has enough speed to cover the TE

  34. CJ says: Sep 21, 2011 1:37 PM

    sonvar,

    Despite your totally screwing up the line coaches and where they came from, you raise raise decent points. (Washburn is the DL coach who came from Tennessee, the Colts terrible run D has nothing to do with what the Eagles are doing.)

    The wide-9 scheme up front does put more responsibility on the LBs in the run game, but 1) it’s not like they’ve ever been known as a great team against the run, not even under JJ and 2) at least now they can put pressure on the QB without having to blitz every down.

    It’s still a net gain from last year.

  35. mhalt99 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:37 PM

    Ready for the superbowl huh……..

    As far as moving LB’s…Mike is different then the Sam or Will. A great Mike may make a poor Sam who could be an average Will etc…. Overall not looking good but it is a great idea to see exactly what you have in these guys early so you can be ready by the trade deadline if your team looks like it may make a run (depending on health of team and win/loss record). Not ready to give up on Matthews just yet as he is a rookie. We saw some awesome linebacking out of Omar Gaither early and then he went kaput.

    Safety is an obvious need but it has somewhat been addressed. Jaquawn Jarrett is supposed to be the future along with Nate Allen….hopefully JJ will develop sooner than later and Allen will get the flexibility back from his injury. Have some trade bait on the team. Maybe Kafka will play well enough to warrant a trade or allow us to move Young…..though the market will prob be pretty weak for both….all depends on league injuries and what not.

    Bottom line is that the eagles o needs to put up a bunch of points to win. No offense to current coaches but we miss you Jim Johnson.

  36. geniusfan says: Sep 21, 2011 1:40 PM

    “they should have kept Stewart Bradley”

    Bradley can’t even get on the field for the Cardinals that torn ACL sapped away all of his effectiveness.

    Chaney was actually drafted as a Mike but the Eagles wanted Casey Matthews inside for some weird reason.

    Chaney is leaps and bounds better than Matthews in his debut against the Giants last year he had 15 tackles as a Mike.

  37. breezy413 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:42 PM

    First off, Chaney was a force at MLB last year over 40 tackles in the last 4 games of the season. Matthews looked more comfortable in college when attacking from the outside and Fokou is solid but not great. None of our LB’s are great but with the D line and secondary upgrades they dont need to be great just decent. SN: Nate Allen will will be at FS and Jarret or Page at SS and that will help, get Coleman out of there!!!

  38. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 21, 2011 1:42 PM

    That’s what you get when you make your O-line coach the DC.

  39. sonvar says: Sep 21, 2011 1:44 PM

    My point is valid I just mixed up the DLine coach and the OLine coach. Both came from the Colts and both were highly sought by Andy Reid for his staff this offseason.

  40. sonvar says: Sep 21, 2011 1:45 PM

    @myself
    Aghh. Washburn came from the Titans.

  41. leftysmoke says: Sep 21, 2011 1:45 PM

    Don’t forget that you have your former o-line coach running the D. Every time the D makes a mistake, he runs to Andy Reid like he’s trying to avoid being put in timeout or something.

    Eags should have let Nmandi sign with the Cowgirls so they could have a super hyped, overrated CB. At least Rob Ryan could utilize him.

  42. eaglesw00t says: Sep 21, 2011 1:46 PM

    This is how it should have been from the beginning. Minus Matthews at WILL.

    At the end of last season, Chaney at MIKE and Fokou at SAM were playing the run very well. Honestly, they should put Akeem Jordan in at WILL, and put Matthews progression on hold until he is ready to play in the NFL.

    The only problem is, we wasted all this time through preseason and the first 2 games with players in positions that millions of fans knew didnt belong there, only to move them in week 3. Makes tons of sense… :O

  43. egls7 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:47 PM

    @ chargerdillon

    Your description of Vick is exactly what the chargers have been for awhile now: OVERRATED

  44. deenice810 says: Sep 21, 2011 1:48 PM

    Wow it only took 4 preseason and 2 regular games for Big Red to figure out what everyone in Philly already knew. Casey Matthews can’t play. Lamar Chaney should have been the starter all along.

  45. jacksaysfu says: Sep 21, 2011 1:58 PM

    Chaney excelled in the middle last year & Matthews always played outside in college , why did they wait till now to do the obvious ? I guess they thought they could experiment against a team Rex Grossman spanked !

  46. crubenst says: Sep 21, 2011 1:59 PM

    Its sad when the fan base knows more than the coaches. Fans in philly have been screaming for better linebackers for years now and the coaches just don’t get it. What is the common theme on the best defenses in the league: Steelers, Ravens, Jets, Bears? LINEBACKERS of course. The Eagles keep adding defensive linemen and secondary players because they’re going to reinvent football, but surprise surprise, the defense stinks again.

  47. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 21, 2011 2:05 PM

    Unless this shuffle involves picking up Lofa, there is no hope for the defense this year.

    The absolute worst decision is moving to this wide nine. I dont think washborn understood how little importance andy puts one LBs.

    a beat 4th rounder and then two 7th round picks. they should all be back ups. Each one of them gets caught up in the wash and cant shed blocks. To make it worse they line the DTs up outside the gaurds giving the offense a chance at 4 yds a pop up the middle.
    ANY SMART COACH WOULD JUST RUN DIVES ALL DAY.

  48. hendawg21 says: Sep 21, 2011 2:05 PM

    Wait a sec this is the dream team one of the greatest NFL teams ever assembled this can’t be so…hey maybe they can call D Wade, Lebron and Bosh see if they can play LB…

  49. realitypolice says: Sep 21, 2011 2:13 PM

    sonvar says:
    Sep 21, 2011 1:45 PM
    @myself
    Aghh. Washburn came from the Titans.
    ===================

    Nothing personal, but maybe you should sit this one out. Everyone has an off day.

  50. phillybirds says: Sep 21, 2011 2:14 PM

    Jamar Chaney****

  51. jnks10 says: Sep 21, 2011 2:15 PM

    sonvar says:
    Sep 21, 2011 1:17 PM
    The problem isn’t the linebackers it’s how Howard Mudd uses his defensive line. He basically has them ignore the run altogether. No LB is good enough to stop the run when the DLine is providing no help and in fact is giving up big holes based on how they’re lined up. It entirely makes sense to me now why the Colts D was so bad against the run for the most part.

    ————-

    First off howard mudd is the offensive line coach. Second off its Jim Washburn. Third off he was the titans d line coach. 4th off othern then 1 run on 1st and 17 how did Turner do when everyone said he was going to run for 150 yards?

  52. pigskinswag says: Sep 21, 2011 2:17 PM

    For the life of me I still don’t understand why the Eagles let Ernie Sims and Stewart Bradley walk in free agency, but I digress, because the following linebackers are currently available for the Eagles (or anyone) to sign: Julian Peterson, Lofa Tatupu, Akin Ayodele, Dhani Jones, Tully Banta-Cain, Keith Bulluck, and Pisa Tinoisamoa.

    Most of the guys I just listed are better options at LB than what the Eagles have right now. The Eagles should take a look at these guys.

  53. lbdpatch says: Sep 21, 2011 2:19 PM

    Just a fact. Dan Marino Never won a superbowl. Did he suck???

  54. jacksaysfu says: Sep 21, 2011 2:24 PM

    . Washburn’s technique has been great so far , seeing as were averaging 5 sacks a game while only rushing 4 . Our D has always been suspect against the run , but the Eagles are built to score alot , create lots off pressure and force turnovers . Hopefully this helps the run defense because with the wide nine technique the LB’s are either given a chance to shine or to be exposed . Putting Matthews & Chaney in their natural positions is a step in the right direction .

  55. dcowboyfan says: Sep 21, 2011 2:28 PM

    The ” dream team ” is a joke….Andy Reid is a joke…..The Eagles are a joke……Soooo much hype for a bunch of 1 year contract players !!!!
    They will never win a thing !!!! The LB’s will be a problem all year for them…..Matthews is a joke !!!! Vick is a joke !!!! and D-Jax is a beotch !!!
    When will the finger pointing start ???
    Another typical Philly sports team……Like a cheap ho…..never finishes the job !!!!!!!!

    Go Cowboys !!!!!!!!!

  56. CJ says: Sep 21, 2011 2:32 PM

    crubenst,

    though I agree, this defense isn’t designed as bad as everyone makes it out to be really. It’s built to be a team that protects the lead for an offense that puts up a ton of points. Force the opposition to run the ball and throw short to the TE and RB: rush the passer, shut down the WRs, protect the lead.

    They haven’t asked much from their LBs other than the ability to tackle. It seems even that is too much for them. I guess that goes back to your point though. The issue isn’t scheme, it’s getting just 3 linebackers that can actually tackle someone.

  57. trollaikman8 says: Sep 21, 2011 2:32 PM

    They could’ve had Takeo Spikes for pennies….

    What’s that? they cut him once before?

    Great work beagles.

  58. granadafan says: Sep 21, 2011 2:37 PM

    Oops the Dream Team forgot out linebackers… and offensive linemen. All those high profile (and expensive) free agents prevented the Eagles from signing some help in other glaringly weak areas and possibly from re-signing their best playmaking wide receiver next year.

  59. cowboy88 says: Sep 21, 2011 2:38 PM

    Good thing they got 2 top shelf CB’s in the offseason instead of pursuing a top rate LB.

  60. fmwarner says: Sep 21, 2011 2:45 PM

    crubenst says: Sep 21, 2011 1:59 PM

    Its sad when the fan base knows more than the coaches. Fans in philly have been screaming for better linebackers for years now and the coaches just don’t get it. What is the common theme on the best defenses in the league: Steelers, Ravens, Jets, Bears? LINEBACKERS of course. The Eagles keep adding defensive linemen and secondary players because they’re going to reinvent football, but surprise surprise, the defense stinks again.
    ===================================

    Correction: It’s sad when the fan base THINKS it knows more than the coaches. The Eagles don’t run the same defensive scheme as the teams you mentioned. Would it be great to have All-Pros at ever position? Sure. Is it going to happen? No. So you prioritize. And the Eagles don’t prioritize LBs. If you got a monster LB, you wouldn’t have Nnamdi or Babin. That’s how it works.

    And not for nothing, but the coaches do get it. They just understand that whatever the fans scream for is pretty much irrelevant and probably a bad idea.

  61. greymares says: Sep 21, 2011 2:50 PM

    cowboy88 be careful i beleive you live in a glass house.

  62. jacksaysfu says: Sep 21, 2011 2:54 PM

    @myeaglescantwin: I couldn’t disagree with you more . First off the wide nine technique has been great for us so far . Granted , they have given up a couple ridiculous long runs but take away 3 runs (i know you cant) and their run D has actually been real good . Also they have caused amazing pressure without blitzing . Their averaging 5 sacks a game and are terrorizing QB’s .They are also forcing turnovers (see Asomugha’s & Samuel’s INT’s) . There are ALOT of new faces on this D (Asomugha,DRC,Babin,Jenkins,Matthews,Page) , who have only played at 2 games together . Our offense is built to score alot so most teams will be playing catch-up(passing) . This squad has more talent then any Eagles team I’ve ever seen (including the 04′ SB team). With Chaney back in the middle & Matthews back outside , this D will get better every week .Every team has weaknesses but Philly has alot of strengths , so stop hating on your own team… GO EAGLES !!!

  63. lbdpatch says: Sep 21, 2011 2:55 PM

    Leave It to a cowgirls fan to make stupid comments. First of all Romo Is the most overated and over paid quarterback in the nfl next to Eli. He gets hurt every season. With out dez they have nothing. This year Eagles beat cowgirl both games. Oh by the way If dallas had a good offensive line Romo would not always be hurt. It must of really sucked for dallas to watch the superbowl In their stadium and they were not In it.

    Go EAGLES

  64. cowboy88 says: Sep 21, 2011 2:55 PM

    leftysmoke says:
    Sep 21, 2011 1:31 PM
    sonvar says:
    Sep 21, 2011 1:17 PM
    The problem isn’t the linebackers it’s how Howard Mudd uses his defensive line. He basically has them ignore the run altogether. No LB is good enough to stop the run when the DLine is providing no help and in fact is giving up big holes based on how they’re lined up. It entirely makes sense to me now why the Colts D was so bad against the run for the most part.

    leftysmoke says:

    Howard Mudd is an offensive line coach… Good lord.

    ————————————————

    So is Juan Castillo.

  65. snowpea84 says: Sep 21, 2011 3:03 PM

    I still can’t believe they released Stewart Bradley.

  66. baddegg says: Sep 21, 2011 3:18 PM

    Dream Team.

  67. dankil13 says: Sep 21, 2011 3:19 PM

    It doesn’t matter where you line up Matthews. He isn’t an NFL linebacker. They guy couldn’t shake a block from his grandmother!

  68. phillychzstk2012 says: Sep 21, 2011 3:22 PM

    Casey is meant to be a WILL backer and Chaney was a stud at MIKE last year. All you f’ckers trying to compare Casey to his bro clearly know nothing about NFL defenses. The Eagles could have the best pass defense in the league, to go along with one of the worst rush defenses and if trying to improve the run includes switching around the pieces as opposed to signing some dirt off the street then why not give it a shot.

  69. jacksaysfu says: Sep 21, 2011 3:27 PM

    To you haters who obviously know nothing about the Eagles heres some facts (so you dont sound so stupid when trying to bash us) . Ok Stewart Bradley can barely get on the field for the Cards , Ernie Sims was only good in practice , Dhani Jones was horrible when he was with us , so was Takeo Spikes . Our O-line has played very well so far (0 sacks allowed last week) , Herremans has excelled @ RT. Asomugha has been great for us so far (just ask Roddy White,Julio Jones,Amendola etc.) You actually listened to VY and jocked his quote . And @dcowboysfan : Your team
    is coming off a 6-10 campaign , your QB
    gave the Jets a win & you needed OT to
    beat the 49ers . You got played by
    Asomugha(but he wanted to be a
    Cowboy says Jerry Jones HA) , and
    actually have the talent to finish last in
    the division . You can say Vick & Jackson suck all you wamt , but you couldn’t stop them from winning the East last year and were alot better then last year . Keep talking and enjoy another 6-10 year HATER!

  70. janvanflac says: Sep 21, 2011 3:39 PM

    Some commenters here are morons.

    The biggest problem was the repeated short field that the Falcons got.

    Takeo Spikes? He played for the Eagles during the ONLY season in the last 7 years that they didn’t make the playoffs. In fact, incredibly, he has never played in the postseason.

    The O-Line? didn’t give up a sack last week and have outstanding in the run game. In fact this “neglected” position is turning out to be a strength.

    The Eagles are traditionally slow starting. One year they started 0-2 and made it to the NFCG. they have been 2-3, 5-6 and still made the playoffs. They barely lost a hard fought game against a good team on the road, and some idiots are writing them off. It is clear to anyone who knows anything about football that this is a monster team, one which is still jelling and when they get rolling in November – December it will be clear to all.

  71. mikeoreo says: Sep 21, 2011 3:44 PM

    *Insert Casey needing PED’s like his big bro Clay to be any good joke here*

  72. norcaleagles says: Sep 21, 2011 3:51 PM

    BLASTFURNACEKNOWS, Hey, the shuffling of our O-Line by switching around the same players on the line, has looked like its worked pretty well so far. Herremans is looking like a beast out at Right Tackle. You’ll see what Im talking about this Sunday.

  73. terrellblowens says: Sep 21, 2011 4:04 PM

    Chaney is fast and showed signs as a run stuffer so I like it. Matthews supposedly is pretty good in coverage so maybe he can somewhat cover a TE. The OLB spots are still really weak but Chaney in the middle is a good call

  74. drgreenstreak says: Sep 21, 2011 4:17 PM

    Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team!Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team!Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team!Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team!Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team! Dream Team!

  75. alaricsrevenge says: Sep 21, 2011 4:18 PM

    It’s pronounced Foe-coo

  76. zeussuperman says: Sep 21, 2011 4:18 PM

    @dccowboyfan

    Nobody – and I mean NOBODY – wants to hear jack from a Dallas fan anywhere outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

    Nobody cares how much you liked the stars on the helmet as a kid. Nobody cares what personality disorder makes you not be a fan of the Redskins, since you live in D.C.

    In short, nobody likes bandwagon fans. Not even real Dallas fans.

  77. rcali says: Sep 21, 2011 4:22 PM

    Fokou? No Fokou!

  78. alaricsrevenge says: Sep 21, 2011 4:25 PM

    lbdpatch says:
    Sep 21, 2011 2:19 PM
    Just a fact. Dan Marino Never won a superbowl. Did he suck???

    ———————————————-

    And to add to your point, neither did Barry Sanders…

  79. prrbrr says: Sep 21, 2011 4:50 PM

    They get rid of key LB’s then put these boys in to play a mans job. Mathews should visit the same pharmacist his brother frequents and only then will he get better. Except for the front 4, this D is a joke. It’s going to get Andy and Juan canned. Could you imagine if Dawkins was still out there for us. Stewart, gocong, Dawkins, and Mikell should still be there…heck id love to have Spikes back for leadership alone.

  80. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 22, 2011 1:41 AM

    Not That It Matters, They Still Suck, and Have an OFFENSIVE LINE COACH Serving as Defensive Coordinator:

    Should’ve kept Stewart Brittle… I mean, BRADLEY.

    He’s the real reason they were able to disrupt our running game the past two seasons.

  81. eaglesw00t says: Sep 22, 2011 3:20 PM

    Im very willing to stick with the wide 9. Trent Cole is looking like an all pro, and Babin and Jenkins are looking fantastic.

    If Chaney can manage nearly as good as he did at the end of last season, we will be fine. He was outside strictly because of his 4.5 speed, and his ability to cover TEs. With our lack of ability to stop the run, putting him back in the middle is by far the best idea.

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