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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: A
Wow, was I impressed with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie today. He’s the biggest of the players on the Philadelphia Eagles that will be hitting free agency after 2012, and he needs to have a strong season with the team after his disappointing 2011 campaign.
Not only did DRC have an interception, but he had two of them own—his first two picks with the Eagles (he had zero last year). Both came on essentially the same kind of play—Brandon Weeden thinking he could throw one past the 6’2” DRC, but both times, DRC jumped up and came down with it.
Nnamdi Asomugha: B
Nnamdi Asomguha quietly had a really nice day in coverage. He limited Greg Little to zero catches all day, and the Cleveland Browns as a team threw for just 118 passing yards against the Eagles’ cornerback tandem all day.
Brandon Boykin: B
Brandon Boykin didn’t record any interceptions or make more than two tackles but he had a solid day as a slot corner, and he has great speed, which is a huge upgrade for the Eagles over Joselio Hanson.
Nate Allen: A-
I have high expectations for Nate Allen this season, especially now that he’s fully healed after the injury he suffered late in his 2010 rookie campaign. Allen picked up five tackles, including one for a loss, in today’s win.
Kurt Coleman: A
I’ve never been sold on Kurt Coleman, but he really seems to have a knack for the ball. Coleman had two interceptions today (every time that he gets an interception in a game, he seems to get two or three) —the first one on a tipped ball with the Cleveland Browns threatening to score and the last one on a horribly-thrown pass by Brandon Weeden that ended the game.