Rothstein: Tulloch And Schwartz Comfortable With Each Other
With Linebacker Joe Walker is out for the season after tearing his ACL, the Eagles need to sure up the depth at the position became a high priority. Head Coach Doug Pederson confirmed on Monday that the Eagles have signed veteran Linebacker Stephen Tulloch who previously played for Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz at his coaching stops with the Lions and the Titans. Last season in his return from knee surgery, Tulloch compiled 107 Total Tackles and 1 Sack.
ESPN NFL Nation Lions Reporter Mike Rothstein joined Mike Gill on Monday and gave his perspective on the former Lions starting Middle Linebacker:
"This is a good signing, a good marriage for Stephen Tulloch, for Jim Schwartz, they feel extremely comfortable with each other and at the end of all this, that might be more important than anything is that Stephen Tulloch in the middle understand everything about Jim Schwartz's system because he's played in it maybe longer than anybody in the NFL and at multiple stops. So that's another benefit is that as the Eagles players are learning this and as their getting more comfortable with this defensive system, they're plugging in a guy who basically knows all of it. I would think at most he has to learn the new terminology but he understands the defense and he understands what Jim Schwartz wants to do and what he's about."
Hear what Rothstein had to say about what the Eagles can expect from the 31-year old Tulloch on the field as well as his perspective on Jim Schwartz as a coach and Tulloch's value to this team off the field