Philadelphia Eagles Position Review: Defensive Line

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Philadelphia Eagles Position Review: Defensive Line
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The Philadelphia Eagles defensive line from last season and this season will be night and day. The Eagles have added several new players along with an entirely new scheme and attitude.

The new attitude is being brought to Philly from Tennessee by coaching legend Jim Washburn. Washburn's mentality can be summed by simply by "$acks."

Washburn doesn't use his linemen to cover gaps and try and read the play before attacking like the previous regime. This year's defensive line will just attack like a lion chasing its prey.

Washburn also likes to line his ends wide of the tackles to give them a better angle at the quarterback.

To fully demonstrate this new scheme, the Eagles have added both Jason Babin and Cullen Jenkins, who both had a combined 19.5 sacks last season. The new players and scheme should fit in nicely with a slew of already talented veterans capable of getting after the quarterback and wreaking havoc in the backfield.

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