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The Eagles all-time team: Fletcher Cox and Jerome Brown are no-brainers at defensive tackle


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The Eagles all-time team: Fletcher Cox and Jerome Brown are no-brainers at defensive tackle


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 

Complete voting: 

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.

Complete team: 

We will fill in the team as we go. 

QB: Donovan McNabb 
RB: LeSean McCoy 
WR: Harold Carmichael 
WR: Mike Quick
WR: Tommy McDonald
TE: Zach Ertz 
OT: Jason Peters
OT: Lane Johnson 
OG: Brandon Brooks 
OG: Bucko Kilroy 
C: Jason Kelce 

DT: Fletcher Cox
DT: Jerome Brown 


Fletcher is a complete no brainer right?

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