Cre’Von Leblanc

  • The unsung heroes that led to the Eagles success There are four guys that I will discuss as unsung heroes of the 2018 season in this article. The media and fans slandered these folks consistently throughout the season. At times, they deserved the criticism. However, at this point looking back on the season, the final successes that the team had were because of the following four individuals. The unsung heroes of the defense, starting with Jim Schwartz The first unsung hero to talk about is Schwartz. Schwartz took a lot of heat this season. His prevent style defense was a frustration of many Eagles fans. Especially on 4th & 15 and 4th & 10 situations that ended up being the difference between wins and losses. In 2017, the Eagles ranked fourth in interceptions with 19, fifth in rushing touchdowns allowed with seven, and fourth in turnover percentage at 15.4%. In 2018, the team ranked 25th in interceptions with 10, 19th in rushing touchdowns allowed with 14, and 25th in turnover percentage at 9.1. The numbers weren’t there. And the takeaways weren’t there. However, this defense never quit. Going into the back half of the season, it was crunch time for the playoffs. Schwartz got these guys disciplined and playing together, helping secure a playoff berth. The defense held strong against the Rams, Texans, and Redskins to lead the Eagles to the playoffs. Let’s not forget that the Bears offense was considered too explosive for the Eagles to contain. Schwartz needs the credit for getting that defense solid. Corey Undlin Although Schwartz deserves credit for the defense as a whole, there is one key piece to the puzzle that was crucial in the development of the defense. That piece is Undlin. Undlin is the defensive backs coach for the Eagles. Reminding...