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With a new head coach comes a new coaching staff, and the Philadelphia Eagles handed the reins of their once vaunted defense to Billy Davis. The switch to a 3-4 defense ensued.
Don't know who Billy Davis is? Don't worry, you're not alone. He spent the last two seasons as linebackers coach with the Cleveland Browns.
With just four seasons of experience as a defensive coordinator, Davis isn't exactly the strong candidate you'd expect the Eagles to hire. With the San Francisco 49ers, Davis coached the seventh-best defense in 2005 before the unit plummeted to 29th in 2006. With Arizona, Davis "coordinated" the 20th-ranked defense in 2009 before it fell to 29th in 2010.
Don't expect the second coming of Jim Johnson with Davis at the helm of the defense, especially with major personnel changes made to the secondary.
Last season, the Eagles defense finished 15th in the NFL in total defense, allowing 126.3 rushing yards and 216.9 passing yards per game.
Cary Williams, CB; Bradley Fletcher, CB; Patrick Chung, S; Connor Barwin, OLB; Isaac Sopoaga, DT; Emmanuel Acho, LB
Nnamdi Asomugha, CB; Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB; Cullen Jenkins, DT; Mike Patterson, DT