I'll admit that like everyone else I was a little incredulous when we made Juan Castillo the D-Coordinator last year, and he took a lot of the blame, and rightfully so last year for the defense's failures. However, this year has been a completely different story. The D has been doing something they haven't done that I can remember since the Jim Johnson days, and that is playing as a team and doing the fundamentals right.
For as many passes as Eli Manning was completing on Sunday night, I was just amazed how none of them broke for touchdowns. Every time the Giants receivers caught the ball, there was an Eagle within a couple of yards and they all got brought down. There might have been one or two plays (I don't go back and look at the game again after I watch it the first time) where the receivers got some yards after the catch, but there wasn't many. If this was last year we would have gotten burned on at least two or three of those and had some missed tackles and had some of those passes go for touchdowns. (I'm replaying the Victor Cruz touchdown along the sideline from last year in my head)
Also, I think everybody needs to lay off of my boy Kurt Coleman! I know everybody has been hating on him this week for biting on the play action, but hasn't his play at safety been a big part of why the Eagles haven't been getting gashed on big run plays this year? He's gotten truck sticked :) by both Trent Richardson and Ray Rice, but both of those times he made the tackle. I think he has been Huge in run support which is what we have been lacking for the last couple of years. I'd rather him be a little late on pass plays (as long as he makes the tackle) than to be giving up big chunks of yardage in the run game.