Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie says Philadelphia’s defense has a bad reputation around the rest of the NFL.
“Everybody looks at us as a pretty defense [and that] guys don’t want to be physical. We’ve got to go up there and make a name for ourselves,” Rodgers-Cromartie told CSNPhilly.com.
Asked if other NFL players have told him that’s what they think, Rodgers-Cromartie said they had.
“Yeah, that’s just around the league, ‘Ya’ll guys are talented but ya’ll don’t want to hit nobody,'” Rodgers-Cromartie said.
Rodgers-Cromartie said the rest of the league views the Eagles’ defense as “Guys with talent but don’t really want to hit nobody.”
Firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo was supposed to change the problems on the Eagles’ defense, but in the two games since jettisoning Castillo, the Eagles’ defense hasn’t improved at all. Perhaps instead of changing coordinators, what they need is to acquire players who aren’t known for not wanting to hit.