Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wolff on IR; Roc Carmichael signed

Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis contemplated making a change for Bradley Fletcher,  lit up in the first half by the Packers.
Sticking with Bradley Fletcher.

“He had a bad start. It wasn’t going well,” Davis said. “A lot of corners have a lot of outs. They don’t keep fighting and battling. I’ve got a lot of respect for Fletch and how he responded. I was watching him close. Wait one more, what do I do, do I make a move? And you watched him come out and play in the second half. He made those same plays that beat him in the first. He was on it and played the ball. His press was better. He got better and fought through it. And he’s a mentally tough human being. I was very impressed with the way he played.”
Still the starting cornerback.

Davis said Fletcher “absolutely” remains the starter as the Eagles prepare to entertain rookie quarterback Zack 

Mettenberger and the Tennessee Titans (2-8) this Sunday.

Fletcher, 28, has started 15 straight games, including all 10 this season. He’s contributed 42 tackles, 16 pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble. Fletcher returned the pick 34 yards for a touchdown.

The most viable options to replace Fletcher would be Nolan Carroll, a prime player in the dime defense and rookie Jaylen Watkins, a weekly scratch.

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