The Eagles' coordinators faced a lot of questions Tuesday about Sunday's 48-30 loss at Minnesota, but for Bill Davis and the defense, the questions are only starting, as the Eagles prepare for the prolific Chicago Bears offense Sunday night.
"Probably the biggest challenge of the season, obviously because it's this challenge, but it is a well-rounded, talented offense that's coming at you," Davis said of the Bears, who have a healthy Jay Cutler at quarterback, a premier running back in Matt Forte, and perhaps most critically, a trio of top receivers. Brandon Marshall has 90 catches for 1,185 yards, Alshon Jeffrey 80 for 1,265, Martellus Bennett 59 for 659. They have caught 22 touchdown passes among them.
"Our guys, we had a bad day at Minnesota. I think they're ready ... they're in the right mindset. Nobody's poutin' about last week. We accepted it. We owned up to it. We watched the tape and talked about the mistakes. Now we're going forward, we're going to attack Chicago and give them everything we have," Davis said.
Davis said nickel corner Brandon Boykin is dealing with the NFL's concussion protocols. Boykin was on the field for practice after Davis spoke, without his helmet. Davis said safety Patrick Chung and reserve corner Roc Carmichael are in the mix to replace Boykin if he doesn't play.