DRC: Other Teams Mock Birds' 'Pretty' D

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said other teams are mocking the Eagles' defense. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Eagles cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie said the word around the league on the Birds' defense is “y’all guys are talented, but y’all don’t wanna hit nobody.”

Rodgers-Cromartie says the defense has to go out and show the “want to” to disprove that notion. “Until you fix it, it’s always going to show itself,” he said. “Everybody looks at us as a ‘pretty’ defense that don’t wanna be physical. We gotta go out and make a name for ourselves.”

“We just gotta get that focus in and come together as one,” he said.


Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said that after consultation with specialists, right tackle Todd Herremans will not have surgery on his right foot, which suffered a rare and complicated bone dislocation that led to other problems, in Monday's loss at New Orleans. Herremans is expected to fully recocver, but not before next spring.


LeSean McCoy (illness) missed practice again, as did Danny Watkins (foot). RB Chris Polk, who forced a Saints fumble on a kickoff return Monday night, suffered a turf toe injury that has him on crutches and in a boot. Polk will not play this week.