Philadelphia sports fans might look at Jimmy Rollins and see Brian Dawkins. The open wound of the popular Dawkins walking away from the Eagles on the free-agent route after 13 seasons in Philly festered even more on Sunday when the safety's timely sack with the Broncos backed up to their own goal line forced a fumble to help preserve Denver's win. Meanwhile, the Eagles are still trying to replace Dawkins after seven Pro Bowl seasons here. When last seen, their current starting safeties, Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman, were still trying to wrap up Marshawn Lynch on an embarrassing 15-yard touchdown run last Thursday night in the Eagles' latest loss to Seattle.
Phillies can't afford to make same mistake with Rollins that the Eagles did with Dawkins
Courier-Post | Dec 7