Sunrise in the NFC East: The Division's Top Links on June 25, 2012
Today marks a tough anniversary for Philadelphia Eagles fans. It was on June 25, 1992 when Jerome Brown was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Florida. Brown had been an All-Pro defensive tackle during the previous two seasons.
That next year, the Eagles went 11-5 and lost in the divisional playoffs. We'll never know how much better they might have been with Brown in his prime.
On with the links...
Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News thinks that as long as Jerry Jones is a "part-time GM," the Cowboys won't be Super Bowl competitors.
Archie Barberio from Blogging The Boys sizes up an enticing summer position battle between Dan Connor and Bruce Carter at inside linebacker, noting that the Cowboys appear to have an upgrade regardless.
It isn't surprising to hear, via NFL.com, that Justin Tuck thinks Eli Manning's No. 31 ranking on the NFL Network's Top 100 list is a joke. However, I can't say I agree with Tuck's assessment that Manning should be in the top five.
Paul Tierney of Giants 101 lists five Giants players who are looking at a make-or-break season. The top three have to be Ramses Barden, Will Beatty and Domenik Hixon.
Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News recounts his memories of Jerome Brown and the day he died.
Nnamdi Asomugha says that the addition of defensive backs coach Todd Bowles will help this season. Assuming Juan Castillo and Bowles don't find themselves locked in a power struggle, I'd have to agree.
According to the latest numbers from ProFootballTalk.com, the Eagles have more cap space than their three NFC East peers combined.
Former Redskin Adam Archuleta is making the transition to the broadcast booth, according to the Washington Post.
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