In the next few weeks, we will be unveiling our all-time Eagles team.
We enlisted the help of Eagles reporters Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro, Quick Slants hosts Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks and Quick Slants producer Mike Mulhern for voting.
We asked each person to rank their top five players at 16 different positions. A 1st-place vote was worth five points, a 2nd-place vote was worth four, and so on.
Up today: Defensive tackle
1. Fletcher Cox: 23
2. Jerome Brown: 22
3. Andy Harmon: 10
4. Floyd Peters: 7
5. Charlie Johnson: 6
6. Carl Hairston: 4
7. Corey Simon: 2
8. Hollis Thomas: 1
The breakdown: Cox got three first-place votes and Brown got the other two. Those two players completely ran away with it.
Did we get it right? Absolutely. Cox and Brown are by far the two best defensive tackles in team history. Not long ago, Roob wrote about the similarities between the two.
Cox is in the middle of what should end up being a Hall of Fame career. He’s made the last five Pro Bowls and was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2010s. While his sack numbers aren’t incredible, there are few players in the league as disruptive as Cox. And Brown was just as dominant before his death in 1992. He was an All-Pro in 1990 and 1991 and it seemed like his was on a Hall of Fame path after his first five seasons in the NFL.
We will fill in the team as we go.
DT: Fletcher Cox
DT: Jerome Brown
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