Seems like the University of Miami defense has been down this road before. Two seasons ago a young and raw linebacker unit took the field amid whispers that they were the Hurricanes' most glaring weakness. But by the time the 2001 season had ended the Hurricanes were celebrating a national championship as little-known linebacker Jonathan Vilma led the team in tackles during the regular season with 79.
August 11, 2003
Because of Lito Sheppard's injury troubles last season, along with Al Harris being on the Eagles roster, Philadelphia had several options when deciding who would be the team's nickel corner. This season is a different story. Harris is now a Green Bay Packer and that leaves Brown and Sheppard battling it out to see who will get to play on nickel situations. It has been a back and forth battle, but right now it looks like Sheppard may have the upper hand. Or does he?
August 2, 2003