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Eagles believe they have the talent for a ‘dominant’ defense

By Ralph Vacchiano
FOX Sports NFC East Writer

PHILADELPHIA – James Bradberry has spent most of his NFL career playing on losing teams, and he’s not sure he’s ever been surrounded by this much defensive talent. So yes, the new Philadelphia Eagles cornerback was surprised by how bad their defense was in Week 1.

It stands to reason, then, he wasn’t at all surprised by how they responded in Week 2.

“We know we have the squad to really be a dominant defense,” Bradberry told FOX Sports on Wednesday afternoon. “So no, we weren’t really worried about anything.”

For all the angst from the outside after their sloppy tackling and generally lackluster performance in Week 1, when they gave up 386 total yards and 181 yards rushing in a 38-35 win in Detroit, there was no panic at all inside the Eagles locker room. They know they were a loaded defense, with six Pro Bowlers, two All-Pros and talented players on the verge. They know they were better than what they showed.

And on Monday night they proved it. They shut down a Minnesota Vikings team with two of the best weapons in football. Eagles cornerback Darius Slay had two interceptions and never let Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson get in a groove (6 catches, 48 yards). And it felt like Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (6 carries, 17 yards) wasn’t even at the game.

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That’s the defense the Eagles were expecting to deploy. And it’s the one they expect to see for the rest of the season, too.

“When you’re just looking at the roster, of course we look loaded,” Bradberry said. “But even then, we didn’t play too well our first week. Of course, you’re excited to get a win, but at the same time you know you can do better — and you should do better.

“That’s kind of the…

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