Revived Eagles' blitz sounds gong for Big Ben

A few days after surrendering 41 points in a loss at Dallas, Philadelphia's defense found its stride in a brutal pounding of Pittsburgh, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: September 21, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins had one bit of advice for his teammate, quarterback Donovan McNabb, midway through Sunday's 15-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers: Don't get passive.

Dawkins knew McNabb might try to play it safe since the Eagles were caught in a close defensive struggle, that an offensive turnover might ruin Philadelphia's hopes for victory. But Dawkins also knew how well the Eagles' defense was playing.

"I told Donovan, ...

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