After spending a second-round pick on Jaiquawn Jarrett in the 2011 draft, the Eagles have every reason to cheer him into the starting lineup. However, due to his inability to tackle, pursue and play coverage, Philadelphia has been forced to look at other alternatives.
Thanks to Jarrett’s lackluster play and demotions, Tom Nelson is currently running with the second-team defense.
This all but assures last season’s starter, Kurt Coleman, another starting gig opposite Nate Allen.
Veteran O.J. Atogwe is still playing catch-up and still figures to factor into the equation, but without a firm grasp of the Eagles’ coverage concepts, he won’t be trusted in the line of fire.