Week in and week out we keep playing a cover 2 look on defense and get abused because of it. If you run cover-2 you have to have a front seven that can create some pressure and have quick safeties than can react quickly to receivers being released by the cornerbacks and linebackers. We have neither. If you can't pressure the QB and run a cover-2 scheme you are going to leave your safeties ON AN ISLAND every single time. On the very first Philly drive LJ Smith was released by the LB and of course Roy didn't pick it up and LJ was wide open over the middle for a TD. Look at the Eagles drive after Barber was stuffed on the 1 yard line 3 times in a row. On the very first play Newman released Stallworth, Watkins bit hard on the double fake and the pass was completed for 39 yards with Stallworth wide open over the middle of the field. Teams have abused our cover-2 schemes all year. Jacksonville did it, New York did it to us twice, lowly Washington did it, and the Saints did it to the point of embarassment. Why we even run a cover-2 with a 3-4 defense is beyond me. We shouldn't have to rely on our cornerbacks to help cover the flat and intermediate passes. We'll get into a 3rd and 7, show an obvious blitz that generates no pressure whatsoever and negates the total point of the 3-4 scheme, and whoever is QB has all day to pick apart the middle of the field. We give up so many big pass plays because we leave our secondary on an island. In order to run a good cover-2 you have to have fast defensive backs. Did you see Henry run today after he got that pick? He looks like he runs a 5.5 forty. A good defense always starts at the line of scrimmage and getting penetration, but to me the cover-2 is a big reason our defense has looked so pitiful week after week.