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4 Studs and 4 Duds So Far

The Eagles are 3-1 entering week 5 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their 3 wins have come by a combined 4 points. Here are 4 studs and 4 duds thus far:

Stud: LeSean McCoy: McCoy has been underused at times this year but when he gets his chances he is a play maker. If the Eagles continue to run him like they did in the win over the Giants, he should be headed for the Pro Bowl once again.

Dud: Demetress Bell: We knew that Jason Peters would be missed, I'm not sure any of us thought it would be this bad. There isn't much to say about Bell other than he is lazy and often misses blocks entirely. For someone the Eagles gave top dollar, he has been nothing short of a disappointment.

Stud: Nate Allen: Here is a guy that goes unnoticed. Nate is one of the best coverage safeties I have seen all year and is playing outstanding football. He is not biting as hard as he was last year on play-action fakes and is tackling nicely. He is a dark horse pro bowl contender.

Dud: Kurt Coleman: Speaking of biting hard on play action fakes, Kurt Coleman is no stranger to that. For Example, watch Sundays game against the Giants. He cost his team a touchdown that ultimately gave the Giants the lead. He needs to clean up his coverage or we could be going safety early in April's draft.

Stud: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: DRC is playing outstanding football right now. He has consistently put his matchup on what Eagles' fans like to call "Swag Island." Oh, and I forgot to mention, he has 3 interceptions in 4 games.

Dud: Jeremy Maclin: I use the term dud VERY lightly in this case. Maclin has faced injury which caused him to miss a game and just wasn't himself in the games vs. Baltimore and NYG. I expect this to change, but as of now, he is a dud.

Stud: DeSean Jackson: He is back and better than ever. DeSean Jackson took last year off but is not fully commited to the team and winning. This is demonstrated by his play on the field. I expect DeSean to return to the Pro Bowl this year.

Dud: Marty Mornhinweg: Mornhinweg called a good game against the Giants, but the same can't be said about the rest of the season. Whether it was ignoring the run or putting Michael Vick in tough situations, he hasn't been doing his job very well so far this season.

In the Middle: Nnamdi Asomugha: Allow me to explain. A lot of fans would put Asomugha in the dud category. With all due respect, that's just flat out wrong to do. Nnamdi came in to play cornerback, not the entire secondary. He is at his best when he jams receivers at the line and then recovers with good safety help. He hasn't had any safety help. If you are to blame this on one guy it should be Kurt Coleman. Coleman is responsible for the 2 touchdowns Nnamdi has 'allowed' and most of the big plays he has given up including the ones against the Giants.

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