Where Have You Gone Corey Simon?
The Eagles run defense has allowed 143 yards on the ground with 4:44 left in the third quarter. Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has 108 of those yards on 18 carries, and looks like the second coming of Jim Brown. If only former Eagles defensive tackle Corey Simon hadn’t been let go and signed by the Indianapolis Colts.
Oh wait, Simon couldn’t stop run, either. Scratch that. The real reason for the hole in the Birds’ run D tonight? Middle Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter is trotting the sidelines – thanks to a pre-game ejection – instead of between the hash marks.
This just in: Eagles President Joe Banner tells Eagles owner Jeffrey Laurie, “We should have given some of Trotter’s new contract money – $15.6 million over 5 years and a $4.1 million signing bonus – to Westbrook.”
Eagles are still losing, 14-7.