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2009 Philadelphia Eagles Position Preview: The Defensive Line

Article By on 29th June, 2009

... line on the line scrimmage.  The defensive line is literally the first line of defense in helping the defense perform efficiently. 

On the right side of the line for the Philadelphia Eagles, DE Trent Cole provides speed off the corner in the pass rush.  Cole recorded nine sacks in 2008 after coming off of a Pro Bowl season in 2007. 

Cole has become one of the premier pass rushers in the league despite being tagged with labels of being undersized, fragile, and not being capable of contributing regularly as a starter. 

On the left side, DE Juqua Parker filled in admirably in the place of the injured Victor Abiamiri and proved to be a nice complement to Cole. He tallied five sacks in 2008 and gave oppo...

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