Barwin's role in Eagles' defense
August, 27, 2013
By Brent Sobleski | ESPN Insider
Chip Kelly had Dion Jordan at Oregon. Kelly now has Connor Barwin to serve in the same role with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles converted to a 3-4 base defense this off season. Barwin, the team's top free agent signing, will fill the role as the team's "joker." In said role, Barwin is more than just an edge rusher. He'll be used more in coverage than he was with the Houston Texans -- just like Kelly did with Jordan last year with the Ducks.