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Is Biggers Better In Eagles Secondary?

Posted Aug 21, 2015


If you are ever wondering what is so distinctive about Eagles cornerback E.J. Biggers, the answer would be his versatility.

The Eagles drafted three defensive backs this year. Biggers, who is 28 years old and entering his seventh NFL season, has a lot more knowledge and experience than the younger guys on the team.

So far in his career, he has played both outside corner positions, the slot and even spent some time at safety. However, Biggers knows he has a lot to learn about the Eagles' defense.

“I’m just trying to get better, all my techniques and just trying to learn as much as I can within the defense and just help the team in any way I can,” he said. “When my number is called and when the ball is thrown at the receiver, I’m sticking to just trying to make as many plays as I can.”

During Training Camp, Biggers has played in the slot most of the time, but cornerbacks Eric Rowe and Jaylen Watkins took that position in the first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. Biggers’ versatility allows him to be put in a variety of positions. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis spoke highly of Biggers on Friday, admiring the way he is able to understand the concepts of the defense.

“We all call the same coverages different things, but really you have inside leverage, outside leverage, press or off," Davis said. "Those are really the four things you've got to wrap your mind around. He understands it, and I think he brings that to the slot position.”

Heading into the second preseason game, Biggers does not feel nervous or stressed about his game and believes that the Eagles’ secondary is very strong.

“There’s not going to be any pressure. I’ve been playing for seven years now and I’m just trying to help this team in any way I can. I talk to the young guys all the time, Eric, Jaylen, all those guys and I’m just trying to help in any way I can, whatever it is. If it’s holding field goals, if it’s passing out water, whatever it is,” Biggers said.

This secondary has four Super Bowl champions and Biggers, who has played on three teams in his career. Biggers has always been a team guy and his goal is to get on the field, work hard and he believes that with that mindset, the team will be successful.

“Just to be the best team we can. Win as many games as we can. Be the best secondary we can in this league," he said. "Be the best defense. If we have those goals and we can go out with the mindset to achieve those goals, great things are going to happen.”

Biggers has really enjoyed his time in midnight green thus far and has felt welcome by the City of Philadelphia.

“I love the atmosphere here, Coach (Chip) Kelly taking care of our bodies, up-tempo practices that get you ready for anything. The big thing is, I enjoy how we take care of each other and he takes care of our bodies,” Biggers said. “It’s just fun. It’s fun being around everyone. The locker room is great. The city, I mean, you get the best food you want. Everything about that has been a plus for me.”

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