Brooks: Brandon Graham Is Playing At A Pro Bowl Level
In the Vikings 1st five games of 2016 they had allowed their Quarterbacks to be hit 27 times. On Sunday the Eagles defense registered 12 Quarterback Hits and 6 Sacks, making Sunday a long day for Sam Bradford. Brandon Graham had a big game outside of registering 1 Sack and 1 Forced Fumble; As per Pro Football Focus Graham recorded 8 QB Pressures on Sunday and now has 31 on the season which is 2nd most in NFL.
CSN Philly Eagles Post-Game Analyst Barrett Brooks joined Mike Gill on Monday and talked about why this defense has played so well in 2016:
"You have one of the top three techniques in the league in Fletcher Cox and then on the back end you have probably one of the best safety tandems in the league, second only to what they have up in Seattle. Why wouldn't you say you are the best when you have performers out there who can play the best. Brandon Graham is playing at a pro-bowl level for 4 out of the 5 games that he has been out there playing. He is playing with a high motor, playing with a lot of intensity and there hard to block him. Offensive coordinators are now game planning him and Cox as a tandem as opposed to just game planning Fletcher Cox. They have to account for where Brandon Graham is because he is bringing that much pressure against offensive tackles and tight-ends. He is becoming that asset that Cox needed so they can’t focus on double teaming him all the time. Now they have to be aware of where Brandon Graham is.”
Checkout what Brooks had to say about the improved play of the Eagles Offensive Line along with his perspective on lack of impact by Zach Ertz on offense and the Eagles Running Back situation