By David Bagley
The San Diego Chargers proved to the NFL that there’s an answer to Chip Kelly’s bewildering offense…keep his defense on the field. The Eagles defensive struggles have left them with the second worst pass-defense in the NFL; second to the Chargers. With a thinning secondary, the situation in Philadelphia is reaching critical mass.
The Eagles secondary, youthfully untested, has added their third cornerback to the injury report; Brandon Boykin. Boykin suffered a strained quadriceps after starting Sunday week-2 in place of the injured Bradley Fletcher (concussion), adding to the already injured Brandon Hughes (hamstring). Both, Fletcher and Boykin have been cleared by the team medical staff and are expected to play in the Eagles week-3 matchup against former coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. Chip Kelly has yet to rule out Hughes for Thursday’s matchup, though Hughes has yet to take the field this week at practice.
Injury prevention early in the season is crucial for any competing team to remain competitive throughout the duration of the season. Concussions are difficult to prevent. They can result from not only contact but also the whipping motion of the head and upper-torso, after contact has been made. A player can still …read more