It's time to hand out the Inkys again. There will be a lot of Stinkys for the Eagles after they lost to the Chicago Bears, 30-24, Monday night and fell to 3-5 on the season. Let's not waste any time.
- Worst player. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie may be the most over-hyped player in Eagles history. The nickel cornerback has yet to make a play all season, unless you want to count his missed tackles and lifeless effort as plays for opposing teams. Let me channel the majority of Eagles fans when I write, "WHY IS THIS GUY STILL PLAYIN?!?!?" Rodgers-Cromartie should be benched, Joselio Hanson should go back to playing the nickel and BraGndon Hughes should be the dime. Done.
- Best effort. Brian Rolle dispelled the notion that an Eagles linebacker can't be a playmaker when he forced a Matt Forte fumble, scooped up the football and ran 22 yards for a touchdown. OK, it was only one play, but for the first time this season the linebackers weren't the worst part of the defense in an Eagles loss.
- Worst unit. That would be the Eagles' defensive line. Jim Washburn's front four is allowed to have one down game, but, boy, they stunk it up last night against what many considered to be the worst offensive line in the league. The Eagles recorded zero sacks. Zero. Ends Jason Babin and Darryl Tapp also took costly penalties. Who would have thought Juqua Parker would be missed so much?