Before the Bye Week Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham was on the field 96 percent of the Eagles’ plays on defense over the first 3 games of the 2016 season compiling 10 Tackles and One Interception.  But in the 1st Half of the Eagles loss to the Lions, Bradham was an obvious loss guy missing from on the field.  Whether this was "punishment" for Bradham's off the field legal issues or a gameplan strategy, either way the decision could be directly correlated to the defense allowing 21 points on consecutive possessions.

ESPN NFL Reporter Sal Paolantonio joined Mike Gill on Friday and explained why Bradham is the Eagles' Best Linebacker in 2016:

"Nigel Bradham should've been on the field, I mean not for nothing we like Mychal Kendricks, we like Jordan Hicks but Nigel Bradham is their best Linebacker; he's the most ferocious, violent, active player they have at the Linebacker position.  He's got to be on the field and he wasn't on the field in the 1st half."

Hear Paolantonio breakdown why the Eagles lost to the Lions along with the key matchups in the Eagles vs Redskins game this Sunday